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Base Line Road Bridge

Status: Replaced

Location: 39.336750,-85.463718

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Carries Base Line over Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 78.1 Feet
Span Length: 19.3 Feet

Overview: Lost two-span stone arch bridge over Sand Creek on Base Line in Greensburg
History: Built ca. 1890; replaced in 2004
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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389800

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Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Boyd Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 39.332115,-85.517464

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Carries over
Design: truss/through/camelback
Design Details: Riveted, 10-panel Camelback Pratt through truss
Total Length: 180.1 Feet
Span Length: 178.4 Feet

Overview: Relocated Camelback through truss bridge in Greensburg city park
History: Built 1915 by the Pan American Bridge Co. over Sand Creek on CR 700S; relocated in 2006
Built: 1915

Location: Decatur County

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115583

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Oblique Southwest

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115584

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Portal view with marker

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115585

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Side view with reflection

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115586

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Truss/bracing detail

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115587

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Wide oblique

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115588

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Commemorative marker

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155478

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North end

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155479

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Oblique

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155480

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Side view

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155481

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Sway bracing

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155482

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Rear portal detail

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155483

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Hip connection

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155484

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Panel detail

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155485

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Diagonal and counter connection

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155486

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Vertical lacing

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155489

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A good place to fish!

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2008

168824

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Barrel shot

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in June 2010

168825

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Oblique looking Northwest

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in June 2010

168826

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Low side oblique

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168827

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Northeast corner

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168828

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Wide view from North

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168829

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Lower chord

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168830

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Webbing

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168831

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Bearing seat

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168832

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Roller nest

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168833

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Jones & Laughlin stamp

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168834

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Old and new railing

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in June 2010

168835

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Vertical/ lower chord connection

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in June 2010

168836

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Vertical/ upper chord connection

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168837

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Truss detail

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

432754

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

432755

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

432756

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

432757

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

432758

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

453093

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

453094

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

453095

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

453096

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

453097

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

453098

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

453099

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

453100

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

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Buck Run Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.366667,-85.564444

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Carries CR 450 West over Buck Run
Design: arch
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 20.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Buck Run on CR 450 West
History: Built ca. 2000
Built: ca. 2000

Location: Decatur County

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Bull Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.436667,-85.299444

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Carries CR 680 North over Bull Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 25.9 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Bull Creek on CR 680 North
History: Built ca. 1890; rehabilitated 1960
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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162933

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Looking West

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

162934

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Side view (hard to get to)

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162935

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Looking East

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Clifty Creek Branch CR 150W Bridge

Status: Replaced by a culvert

Location: 39.394670,-85.507974

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Carries CR 150 West over Branch of Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 27.9 Feet
Span Length: 21.0 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over a branch of Clifty Creek on CR 150 West
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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158508

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The shiny......but ugly replacement

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

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Milford Stone Arch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.359005,-85.616326

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Carries CR 700 West over Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 170.9 Feet
Span Length: 29.5 Feet

Overview: Five-span stone arch bridge over Clifty Creek on CR 700 West
History: Built ca. 1890; rehabilitated 1992
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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158435

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158436

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158437

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Unfortunately this wonderful span has been "modernized" in a bad way

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158438

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158439

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158440

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Stone needs some tuck-pointing

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158441

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A beautiful area

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158442

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Looks like a UCEB from the roadway

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

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Champ's Ford Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.319903,-85.674827

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Carries CR 100 South over Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 129.9 Feet
Span Length: 29.5 Feet

Overview: Four-span stone arch bridge over Clifty Creek on CR 100 South
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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148224

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in July 2007

158422

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158423

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158424

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158425

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158426

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158427

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158428

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158429

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158430

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158431

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158432

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One of the railing cap stones

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158433

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Most of the railing is gone

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158434

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Rare to see the stone ice breakers remaining

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348771

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Looking north, bridge with new uceb deck and railing

It looks so modern we almost didn't stop.

Photo taken by J.P. in February 2016

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Clifty Creek Old US 421 Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.394444,-85.553056

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Carries Old US 421 over Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 204.0 Feet
Span Length: 76.1 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over Clifty Creek on Old US 421
History: Built 1935; replaced 2014
Built: 1929

Location: Decatur County

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149612

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Southbound

11-20-2009 photo

Photo taken by Jim Grey in November 2009

149613

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From the northwest

11-20-2009 photo

Photo taken by Jim Grey in November 2009

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CR 400S-Cobbs Fork Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.278056,-85.436667

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Carries CR 400 South over Cobbs Fork Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 49.9 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over Cobbs Fork Sand Creek on CR 400 South
History: Built 1925; replaced 2001
Built: 1925

Location: Decatur County

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Cobbs Fork Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.264117,-85.441998

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Carries CR 180 East over Cobbs Fork Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 91.8 Feet
Span Length: 19.3 Feet

Overview: Two-span stone arch bridge over Cobbs Fork Sand Creek on CR 180 East
History: Built 1895
Built: 1895

Location: Decatur County

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163049

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West side

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

163050

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From another angle

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163051

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Arch detail

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163052

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Center column

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163053

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Badly mangled East side

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163054

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Roadway view looking South

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

163055

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View of scenic Cobb's Fork

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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Cobbs Fork IN 46 Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.320556,-85.396111

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Carries IN 46 over Cobbs Fork Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 31.8 Feet
Span Length: 29.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Cobbs Fork Sand Creek on IN 46
History: Built 1941
Built: 1941

Location: Decatur County

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East Street-Gas Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.333093,-85.481327

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Carries East Street over Gas Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 64.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.7 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Gas Creek on East Street in Greensburg
History: Built ca. 1910
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Decatur County

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163024

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East side

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

163025

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Inside arch detail

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163026

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West side

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163027

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Oblique of west side and roadway

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163028

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Railing and sidewalk

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

163029

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Looking over railing at creek

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

163030

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Stone wall along creek

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

163031

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Foundation and steps of house appear to have been built at same time.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

163032

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Outside arch ring detail

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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East Street-Gas Creek Bridge

This may be the East Street Bridge or maybe it was at Michigan Avenue?

Photo from old postcard

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Fall Fork Branch 700 West Bridge

Status: Replaced with a culvert

Location: 39.284231,-85.612527

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Carries CR 700 West over Branch of Fall Fork Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 79.0 Feet
Span Length: 16.0 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over a branch of Fall Fork Clifty Creek on CR 700 West
History:
Built: 1904

Location: Decatur County

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Fall Fork Branch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.270883,-85.641029

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Carries CR 850 West over Branch of Fall Fork Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 65.9 Feet
Span Length: 48.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over a branch of Fall Fork Clifty Creek on CR 850 West
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Decatur County

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160489

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Looking North

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

160490

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Southwest corner

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160491

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West side

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160492

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Looking South

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

160493

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Different angle looking South

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160494

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Vertical shot looking South

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160495

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Confluence of two branches of Fall Fork just West of this bridge

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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McCullough Ford Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.272722,-85.593793

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Carries CR 600 West over Branch of Fall Fork Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 63.0 Feet
Span Length: 16.4 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over a branch of Fall Fork Clifty Creek on CR 600 West
History: Complted October 1885 for $1,535.83
Built: 1885

Location: Decatur County

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158554

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Overview

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158555

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Looking North

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158556

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Looking South

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158557

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Oblique

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158558

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West side

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158559

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158560

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Railing

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158561

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Unique curve

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158562

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158563

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Loose stones

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158564

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Scenic view over the railing

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158565

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East side oblique

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158566

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Very unusual in that the bridge looks like it was built around the tree, but the tree would not have been here when the bridge was built.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158567

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Looking through the arches

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158568

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Looking West

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158569

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Looking to the South

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

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Fall Fork CR 480S Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.265556,-85.614188

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Carries CR 480 South over Fall Fork Branch of Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 37.1 Feet
Span Length: 22.6 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over a branch of Fall Fork Clifty Creek on CR 480 South
History: Built 1885; rehabilitated 2000
Built: 1885

Location: Decatur County

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158550

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158551

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158552

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158553

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

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Fall Fork Branch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.273301,-85.626861

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Carries CR 775 West over Branch of Fall Fork Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 53.1 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over a branch of Fall Fork Clifty Creek on CR 775 West
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Decatur County

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158453

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158454

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158455

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158456

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158457

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158458

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

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Bridge was in very good shape except for this missing piece of railing cap

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158460

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Unusual man-made waterfall near the bridge

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158461

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.....be nice

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

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Fall Fork Branch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.277927,-85.612556

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Carries CR 700 West over Branch of Fall Fork Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 25.9 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over a branch of Fall Fork Clifty Creek on CR 700 West
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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158541

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158542

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158543

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158544

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158545

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Inside the arch

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158546

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158547

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Not sure what this is for

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158548

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Needs some tuckpointing

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158549

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

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Fall Fork Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.274109,-85.640999

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Carries CR 850 West over Fall Fork Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 89.9 Feet
Span Length: 68.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Fall Fork Clifty Creek on CR 850 West
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Decatur County

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160496

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Looking South

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

160497

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West side

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160498

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West side arch detail

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160499

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Railing decoration

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160500

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View of top rail and creek

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160501

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Looking North

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160502

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Different angle looking to North

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Vertical shot of East side

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CR 1000W-Fall Fork Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.244444,-85.668889

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Carries CR 1000 West over Fall Fork Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 100.0 Feet
Span Length: 84.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Fall Fork Clifty Creek on CR 1000 West
History: Built 1915
Built: 1915

Location: Decatur County

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Applegate Bridge

Status: In storage or disassembled

Location: 39.443258,-85.554191

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Carries CR 400 West over Flatrock River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 101.0 Feet
Span Length: 98.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Flatrock River on 400W
History: Built 1913 by the Central States Bridge Company of Indianapolis
Built: 1913

Location: Decatur County

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102752

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Overview

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102753

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Lower chord

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

102754

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Plaque

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152563

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Barrel view.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in January 2010

152564

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Oblique view.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in January 2010

152565

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Plaque

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152566

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Cresting and portal detail.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in January 2010

152567

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Looking through the trusses to the stream view.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in January 2010

152568

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Railing is damaged in many places.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in January 2010

152569

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Gusset plate. I examined several of these and the lower chord and found no section loss.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in January 2010

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Rock outcropping at bridge.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in January 2010

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Stone abutments from a previous bridge.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in January 2010

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in November 2010

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in November 2010

187779

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in November 2010

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in November 2010

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Photo taken by Chris Wanninger in April 2012

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Photo taken by Chris Wanninger in April 2012

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Photo taken by Chris Wanninger in April 2012

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inside of a lower chord connection

Photo taken by Chris Wanninger in April 2012

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Photo taken by Chris Wanninger in April 2012

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Shelhorn Bridge

Status: Bridge stored for reuse and new bridge being built at this site.
Dismantled and stored until new use can be found.

Location: 39.423162,-85.569078

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Carries CR 600 North over Flatrock River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 9-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 149.9 Feet
Span Length: 147.9 Feet

Overview: Dismantled Pratt through truss bridge originally over Flatrock River on CR-600N
History: Built in 1904 by the Converse Bridge Co. of Chattanooga, TN.
Built: 1904

Location: Decatur County

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102755

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Overview

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102756

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Deck view

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102757

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Endpost

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

115582

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

136317

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Taken when bridge was still open to traffic.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

158509

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158510

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158511

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Adjustable turnbuckles

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

158512

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Vertical connection detail

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158513

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Upper chord/endpost hip connection

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

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This is the longest wingwall I have ever seen

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

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This view may soon change. The bridges future is still uncertain.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in November 2010

187821

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in November 2010

187822

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in November 2010

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in November 2010

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in November 2010

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in November 2010

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new bridge being constructed

Photo taken by Chris Wanninger in April 2012

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southeast wingwall

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remains of western abutment

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Photo taken by Janis Ford in March 2011

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Fork Salt Creek 150N Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.357064,-85.315746

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Carries CR 150 North over Fork Salt Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 64.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Fork Salt Creek on CR 150 North
History: Built ca. 1910
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Decatur County

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Franklin Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.332228,-85.482723

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Carries Franklin Street over Gas Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 46.9 Feet
Span Length: 10.8 Feet

Overview: Two-span stone arch bridge over Gas Creek on Franklin Street in Greensburg
History: Built 1899
Built: 1899

Location: Decatur County

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West side

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Lousy repair job

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Looking North

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Stone wingwall

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Stone icebreaker is intact

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Another nice stone wall

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Jordan Creek CR 150E Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.242194,-85.447625

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Carries CR 150 East over Jordan Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 26.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Jordan Creek on CR 150 East
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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Overview from West

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Closer view of West side

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Arch reflection in water

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Side view at road level, railing is gone

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163069

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side view at stream level

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163070

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East side

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Road view looking South

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Little Flatrock River CR 650N Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.431111,-85.546667

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Carries CR 650 North over Little Flatrock River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 125.9 Feet
Span Length: 38.4 Feet

Overview: Four-span stone arch bridge over Little Flatrock River on CR 650 North
History: Built 1899; rehabilitated 1988
Built: 1899

Location: Decatur County

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Overview

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Downstream arches.

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Arches retain good integrity......

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......But the deck and railings have been replaced.

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Upstream side of trusses with icebreakers.

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Debris tends to collect on these.

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Scenic view of the Little Flatrock River.

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Underside of the flat arch.

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The 3 smaller arches

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Pier

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Braken Ford Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.298352,-85.447425

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Carries CR 180 East over Lost Fork Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 41.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Stone arch bridge over Lost Fork Sand Creek on CR 180 East
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

163041

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163042

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Roadway view

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163044

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Arch seems very thin at the top

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163045

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Arch wall

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163046

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Oblique

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163047

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Side view

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Arch footing

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Middle Fork Clifty Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.426633,-85.437399

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Carries CR 225 East over Middle Fork Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 76.1 Feet
Span Length: 23.0 Feet

Overview: Two-span stone arch bridge over Middle Fork Clifty Creek on CR 225 East
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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East side from distance

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162943

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East side zoomed in

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Looking South

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162945

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Missing section of railing

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162946

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Looking over the railing at creek

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Looking North

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162948

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Vertical of rail damage

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Vertical of cap stone

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Millstone Creek CR 1300S Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.146667,-85.581389

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Carries CR 1300 South over Millstone Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 30.8 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Stone arch bridge over Millstone Creek on CR 1300 South
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148969

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148970

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

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Hunter's Ford Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.369689,-85.498589

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Carries CR 100 West over Muddy Fork Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 44.9 Feet
Span Length: 16.0 Feet

Overview: Two-span stone arch bridge over Muddy Fork Sand Creek on CR 100 West
History: Built 1899
Built: 1899

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in March 2010

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Unusual wingwall

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158447

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158448

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Keystone

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Pier

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Round barn near the bridge

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1 span almost clogged

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Muddy Fork CR 220W Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.282371,-85.527110

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Carries CR 220 West over Muddy Fork Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 80.0 Feet
Span Length: 14.4 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Muddy Fork Sand Creek on CR 220W
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2009

368241

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1 span almost clogged

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Harris City Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.277435,-85.528886

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Carries CR 400 South over Muddy Fork Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 108.9 Feet
Span Length: 23.9 Feet

Overview: Two-span stone arch bridge over Muddy Fork Sand Creek on CR 400 South
History: Built 1899; rehabilitated 1992
Built: 1899

Location: Decatur County

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Bridge has been heavily modified.

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Muddy Fork CR 250S Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.299378,-85.527327

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Carries CR 250 South over Muddy Fork Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 69.9 Feet
Span Length: 20.3 Feet

Overview: Three-span stone arch bridge over Muddy Fork Sand Creek on CR 250 South
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2009

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Muddy Fork Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 39.350969,-85.513382

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Carries CR 100 North over Muddy Fork Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 59.0 Feet
Span Length: 11.8 Feet

Overview: Lost three-span stone arch bridge over Muddy Fork Sand Creek on CR 100 North in Greensburg
History: Built ca. 1890; rehabilitated 1995
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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Muscatatuck River US 421 Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.266667,-85.383611

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Carries US 421 over V Fork Muscatatuck River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 57.7 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over V Fork Muscatatuck River on US 421
History: Built 1929; rehabilitated 1961
Built: 1929

Location: Decatur County

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Rattail Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.131389,-85.653333

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Carries CR 1400 South over Rattail Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 34.1 Feet
Span Length: 31.5 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Rattail Creek on CR 1400 South
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148965

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148966

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148967

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

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Volk Ford Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.320858,-85.296849

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Carries CR 1000 East over Salt Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 85.0 Feet
Span Length: 23.0 Feet

Overview: Three-span stone arch bridge over Salt Creek on CR 1000 East
History: Built 1895
Built: 1895

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in November 2009

148878

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in November 2009

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in November 2009

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A stone arch that is very easy to view & photograph. No banks to tumble down.

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Robbins Ford Bridge

Status: Bypassed and beautifully restored for pedestrian use.

Location: 39.262693,-85.542116

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Carries CR 500 South over Sand Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 122.0 Feet
Span Length: 118.1 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Sand Creek on CR 500 South.
History: Built 1908; restored 2009
Built: 1908

Location: Decatur County

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Looks good here, but......

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2008

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It's closed (looks like it was hit by a tree....or a low flying plane)

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I guess at least they're not tearing it down.

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Barrel shot. Damage from tree (or plane) has been fixed.

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Truss detail

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New pedestrian railing with original lattice railing behind it.

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Oblique. Notice the cut stone abutments from an earlier span.

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Despite being bypassed, the flooring system on the bridge was completely upgraded.

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View from under new UCEB

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View from on UCEB

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2018

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DeArmond Ford Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.277720,-85.506283

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Carries CR 400 South over Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 98.1 Feet
Span Length: 26.6 Feet

Overview: Three-span stone arch bridge over Sand Creek on CR 400 South
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2009

144087

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2009

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Photo taken by Janis Ford in September 2015

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Photo taken by Janis Ford in October 2015

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Sand Creek IN 46 Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.335278,-85.464444

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Carries IN 46 over Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 66.9 Feet
Span Length: 64.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Sand Creek on IN 46 in Greensburg
History: Built 1941
Built: 1941

Location: Decatur County

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Square Run Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.226669,-85.429447

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Carries CR 250 East over Square Run
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 47.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.6 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Square Run on CR 250 E, North of Millhousen
History: Built 1899; rehabilitated 1999
Built: 1899

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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Modern deck and railing

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No evidence of what's below

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Dirk Ford Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.208470,-85.414920

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Carries CR 820S over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: 3-span Stone arch
Total Length: 110.9 Feet
Span Length: 29.8 Feet

Overview: Three-span stone arch bridge over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River on CR 820S (Millhousen Road)
History: Built 1895
Built: 1895

Location: Decatur County

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Overview from the hill to the West

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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Bird's eye view

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Looking Southwest

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Barrel shot to the West

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This has been the scene of several accidents and at least 1 fatality

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looking over the railing at the Vernon Fork

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Looking Northeast

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North side

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Closer shot of North side

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Side view showing arch walls

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Another side view

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Side wall detail

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Inside arch detail

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Arch detail

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Looking downstream through arch

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Side arch detail

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Barrel shot heading East

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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A tranquil spot!

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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Several vertical shots

Bird's eye

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Arch detail

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Pier detail

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Inside arch detail

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Side view

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Crack on inside of arch

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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Barrel going downhill

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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Railing detail

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Newberry Ford Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.259126,-85.388120

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Carries CR 480 East over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 80.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.3 Feet

Overview: Three-span stone arch bridge over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River on CR 480 East
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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West side overview

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

163091

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Looking Northeast

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163092

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West side at stream level

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163093

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Looking Southeast

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163094

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West side detail

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163095

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Road view looking South

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East side looking down

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East side overview

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163098

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East side at stream level

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The Northernmost arch is unaltered.....

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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While the 2 Southernmost have been reinforced

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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Beautiful view of the Vernon Fork

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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Snapping Turtle guarding the bridge

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Westport Covered Bridge 14-16-01

Status: Temporarily closed after storm damage on the weekend of June 18, 2021.

Location: 39.166845,-85.546282

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Carries Layton Drive over Sand Creek
Design: truss/through/burr
Design Details: Burr arch-truss
Total Length: 129.9 Feet
Span Length: 111.2 Feet

Overview: Burr Arch truss covered bridge over Sand Creek on Layton Road
History: Built 1880 by A.M.Kennedy & Sons, bypassed in early 1970's, recently restored.
Built: 1880

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2006

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2006

118450

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

148971

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148972

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148974

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148975

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148976

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148977

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148978

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148979

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

148980

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

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Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

155490

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East end

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Southeast corner

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Burr arch detail

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Southeast oblique

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South side

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Looking North from replacement bridge

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Wider view from the South

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2008

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Approaching from the South

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Photo taken by James McCray

161285

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Photo taken by James McCray

161286

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Photo taken by James McCray

161287

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Photo taken by James McCray

161288

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Photo taken by James McCray

161289

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Photo taken by James McCray

161290

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Photo taken by James McCray

161291

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Photo taken by James McCray

161292

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Photo taken by James McCray

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Westport Covered Bridge

Picture taken in 2003

Photo taken by Linda Daffron

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Westport Covered Bridge II

Picture taken in 2003

Photo taken by Linda Daffron

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1940 Robert Yule Photo

Indiana Historical Society

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Historic Westport Bridge

Photo taken by Bryan E. Ketcham on Oct. 21, 1945 at 1:10 p.m.

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Flatrock River Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.423713,-85.592253

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Carries US 421 over Flatrock River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Parker through truss
Total Length: 295.0 Feet
Span Length: 198.2 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Flatrock River on US 421 on 575N-600W
History: Built ca. 1930; replaced 1999
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

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SHAARD photo

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SHAARD photo

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Mill Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.443173,-85.611803

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Carries US 421 over Mill Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: 6-panel Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 71.9 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on US 421 at 725N-675W
History: Built ca. 1930; replaced 1993
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Decatur County

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Milford Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.350622,-85.624353

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Carries CR 100 N over Clifty Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: 2-span, riveted Pratt pony truss (5-panels each span)
Total Length: 146.0 Feet
Span Length: 73.2 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Clifty Creek on CR 100 N at 100N-800W
History: Built ca. 1910; replaced 1995
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Decatur County

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389766

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Boyer Ford Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.443643,-85.522990

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Carries CR 225 W over Little Flatrock River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted Pratt through truss
Total Length: 100.1 Feet
Span Length: 98.1 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Little Flatrock River on CR 225 W at 740N-225W
History: Built ca. 1910; replaced 2000
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Decatur County

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This was a lovely little bridge.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

136318

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Abutment problems led to it's demise.

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136319

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Cresting

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CR 400N-Clifty Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.394582,-85.536696

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Carries CR 400 N over Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 98.1 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over Clifty Creek on CR 400 N at 400N-325W
History: Built ca. 1910; replaced 1996
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Decatur County

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Middle Fork Clifty Creek CR 400E Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.431667,-85.403333

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Carries CR 400 E over Middle Fork Clifty Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 65.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.0 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over Middle Fork Clifty Creek on CR 400 E at 650N-400E
History: Built ca. 1890; replaced 1998
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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Branch Cobbs Fork Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.270000,-85.423333

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Carries CR 300 E over Branch of Cobbs Fork
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 24.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.9 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over a branch of Cobbs Fork on CR 300 E at 450S-300E
History: Built ca. 1920; replaced 2000
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Decatur County

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Sand Creek CR 60E Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.296187,-85.470024

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Carries CR 60 E over Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 85.0 Feet
Span Length: 25.9 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over Sand Creek on CR 60 E at 280S-50E
History: Built ca. 1890; replaced 1998
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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389799

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389798

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Cobbs Fork CR 60E Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.246114,-85.468787

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Carries CR 60 E over Cobbs Fork of Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 65.0 Feet
Span Length: 37.1 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over Cobbs Fork on CR 60 E at 640S-60E
History: Built 1895; replaced 1994
Built: 1895

Location: Decatur County

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Bear Creek CR 1000W Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.200392,-85.669398

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Carries CR 1000 W over Bear Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: 4-panel Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 50.9 Feet
Span Length: 48.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on CR 1000 W at 910S-1000W
History: Built 1915; replaced 1993
Built: 1915

Location: Decatur County

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389753

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389752

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Whipple Ford Bridge

Status: Collapsed due to an overweight truck

Location: 39.247092,-85.533493

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Carries CR 620 S over Sand Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 8-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Total Length: 132.9 Feet
Span Length: 131.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sand Creek on CR 620 S
History: Built 1891; collapsed January 4, 1993
Built: 1891

Location: Decatur County

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157748

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157749

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Whipple Ford Bridge

The Republic: January 6 1993

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Fork Sand Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.260000,-85.546667

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Carries CR 350 W over Fork of Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 23.0 Feet
Span Length: 22.0 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over a fork of Sand Creek on CR 350 W
History: Built ca. 1890; replaced 1994
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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Garick Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.190665,-85.538519

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Carries CR 1000 S over Sand Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 7-panel, Riveted Pratt through truss
Total Length: 103.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sand Creek on County Road 1000 South
History: Built 1933; replaced 2000
Built: 1933

Location: Decatur County

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Scan of 1998 photo

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Fork Sand Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.263333,-85.550000

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Carries CR 500 S over Fork of Sand Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 32.2 Feet
Span Length: 14.1 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over a fork of Sand Creek on CR 500 S
History: Built ca. 1890; replaced 1996
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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Millstone Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.183333,-85.560000

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Carries CR 1050 S over Millstone Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 35.1 Feet
Span Length: 13.1 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over Millstone Creek on CR 1050 S
History: Built ca. 1890; replaced 1991
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Decatur County

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Salt Creek 50N Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.347657,-85.306441

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Carries CR 50N over Salt Creek
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Plate Girder
Total Length: 55.1 Feet
Span Length: 50.9 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Salt Creek on CR 50N
History: Built 1915
Built: 1915

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in November 2009

148872

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in November 2009

148873

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in November 2009

367961

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in October 2016

367962

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in October 2016

367963

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in October 2016

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Little Flat Rock River-CR 150W Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.447680,-85.512099

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Carries CR 150W over Little Flat Rock River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pinned Pratt through truss
Total Length: 84.0 Feet
Span Length: 84.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Flat Rock River on CR 150W
History: Built ca.1890; destroyed by an overweight truck in 1990.
Built: ca.1890

Location: Decatur County

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157751

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Branch Middle Fork Clifty Creek 500E Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.432572,-85.385223

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Carries CR 500E over Middle Fork Clifty Creek, branch
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Middle Fork Clifty Creek, branch on CR 500E
History: Unknown
Built:

Location: Decatur County

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162936

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

162937

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

162938

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162939

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162940

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

162941

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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South Park Cemetery Stone Arch

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.331288,-85.481820

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Carries Cemetery road over Depression
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Modified stone arch bridge (North side has been filled in)
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Depression on Cemetery road
History: Unknown
Built:

Location: Decatur County

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163033

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Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

163034

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South side

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163035

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Arch detail

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163036

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Fill dirt

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163037

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North side filled in

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163038

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Roadway looking West

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163039

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Roadway looking East

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Millhousen Stone Arch #1

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.210084,-85.434359

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Carries CR 830S over Branch of Vernon Fork
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Unmodified Stone Arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Branch of Vernon Fork on CR 830S
History: Unknown
Built:

Location: Decatur County

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163120

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Looking North

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163121

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South side detail

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163122

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Roadway looking East

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163123

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North side

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163124

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Looking North off of bridge

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163125

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Stone wall on Southeast side

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163126

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Overview from South showing rock outcropping

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163127

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Waterfall below bridge

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163128

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Vertical overview looking north

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Millhousen Stone Arch #2

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.210946,-85.436123

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Carries CR 820S over Small branch of Vernon Fork
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Unmodified stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Small branch of Vernon Fork on CR 820S
History: Unknown
Built:

Location: Decatur County

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South stream view

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163131

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South close up

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163132

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Oblique

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163133

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Road view looking West

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163134

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Vertical view from South

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Millhousen Stone Arch #3

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.209951,-85.432623

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Carries CR 225E over Small branch of Vernon Fork
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Unmodified stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Small branch of Vernon Fork on CR 225E
History: Unknown
Built:

Location: Decatur County

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163135

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West side

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163136

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West side detail

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163137

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East railing

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163138

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Looking Southwest

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163139

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East side

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163140

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Arch detail

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163141

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View looking South

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Gartin Ford Bridge

Status: Closed to traffic.

Location: 39.305556,-85.685161

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Carries County Road 200 South over Clifty Creek
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Continuous steel girder-floor beam system
Total Length: 150.9 Feet
Span Length: 72.2 Feet

Overview: Pony Plate Girder bridge over Clifty Creek on County Road 200 South
History: Built 1912
Built: 1912

Location: Decatur County

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Photo taken by Chris Wanninger in August 2011

348752

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Photo taken by J.P. in February 2016

367959

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in October 2016

367960

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Photo taken by Mike Daffron in October 2016

472912

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Scene on Clifty, near Greensburg, Ind.

Early postcard of the newly finished bridge. I believe this photo includes the construction crew from the Central States Bridge Company, and possibly some locals and county officials.

1912 Postcard view

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Branch Flatrock River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.444996,-85.557500

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Carries W County Road 750 N over Branch of Flatrock River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Branch of Flatrock River on W County Road 750 N
History:
Built:

Location: Decatur County

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195803

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Photo taken by Janis Ford March 2011

195804

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Photo taken by Janis Ford March 2011

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CIND - CR850E Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.307754,-85.325929

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Carries Central Railroad Company of Indiana over County Road 850 E
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed Spandrel Arch Bridge across CR 850E on Central Railroad Company of Indiana
History: Built 1906
Built: 1906

Location: Decatur County

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CIND - Flackrock River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.424459,-85.624244

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Carries Central Railroad Company of Indiana over Flatrock Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 396.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Flatrock River on Central Railroad Company of Indiana
History: Built 1910
Built: 1910

Location: Decatur County

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Big 4 Flatrock River

Warren Deck Truss in the rear was from a former trolley line that ran from Shelbyville to Greensburg. Possibly the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Traction Company. That bridge is no longer standing.

1920 postcard view

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Westport Locker Driveway Bridge

Status: Reused as road access to private business

Location: 39.171128,-85.575506

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Carries Westport Locker Driveway over Millstone Creek
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Tee beam
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Millstone Creek on Abandoned North Vernon, Greensburg, and Rushville Railroad. Recently converted to private drive for Westport Locker (meat freezer).
History: Built 1905
Built: 1905

Location: Decatur County

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In July 2013

Photo taken by Ed Hollowell in July 2013

440958

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Big 4 Westport Bridge

January 4, 2019

Photo taken by Ed Hollowell

440959

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Big 4 Westport Bridge

January 4, 2019

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Clifty Creek Big Four Railroad Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 39.313681,-85.677449

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Carries Abandoned Big Four Railroad over Clifty Creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Clifty Creek on Abandoned Big Four Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Decatur County

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Ghost Bridge Remains

A bridge lost and now this is all that remains.

Photo taken by J.P. in February 2016

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Hollensbe Stone Company Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.166857,-85.575559

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Carries Private Drive over Millstone Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Millstone Creek on Private Drive
History: Built as railroad bridge for Spurto Stone Quarry around 1880
Built:

Location: Decatur County

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440960

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Hollensbe Stone Company Bridge

January 4, 2019

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440961

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Hollensbe Stone Company Bridge

January 4, 2019

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440962

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Hollensbe Stone Company Bridge

January 4, 2019

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Hollensbe Stone Company Bridge

January 4, 2019

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Hollensbe Stone Company Bridge

January 4, 2019

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CIND - CR 480E Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.318197,-85.392802

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Carries Central Railroad Company of Indiana over CR 480E
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 20.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over CR 480E on Central Railroad Company of Indiana
History:
Built:

Location: Decatur County

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CIND-Clifty Creek Railroad Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.382971,-85.564947

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Carries Central Railroad Company of Indiana over Clifty Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 100.0 Feet
Span Length: 50.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Clifty Creek on Central Railroad Company of Indiana
History: Built 1917
Built: 1917

Location: Decatur County

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Scripture's Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.190688,-85.538460

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Carries County Road 1000 South over Sand Creek
Design: truss/through/lenticular
Design Details: 8-panel pinned, Lenticular through truss
Total Length: 104.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Sand Creek on County Road 1000 South
History: Built in 1883 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company; Replaced in 1933
Built: 1883

Location: Decatur County

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Early postcard image

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Early postcard image

398997

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Early postcard image

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Rangeline Road Bridge

Status: Destroyed by collision

Location: 39.133611,-85.574097

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Carries County Road 500 West (Rangeline Road) over Sand Creek
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: 9-panel, pinned Parker/Camelback hybrid
Total Length: 150.0 Feet
Span Length: 146.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Parker through truss bridge over Sand Creek on County Road 500 West.
History: Built in 1906-07 by the Pan American Bridge Company of New Castle; Collapsed after being struck by a vehicle in August 1985.
Built: 1907

Location: Decatur County

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Rangeline Road Bridge

The Daily Journal: August 26 1985

462637

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Rangeline Road Bridge

The Daily Journal: August 26 1985

462746

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1980 photo showing bridge getting a new wooden deck.

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I&CT-Flatrock River Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.424931,-85.623630

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Carries Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction line over Flatrock River
Design: truss/deck/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: Warren deck truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Warren deck truss with alternating verticals bridge over Flatrock River on Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction line
History: Line completed 1907; Discontinued 1932
Built: 1907

Location: Decatur County

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Cropped postcard showing I&CT Deck truss behind Big4 Bridge.

1920 postcard view

480007

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Whole postcard showing Big 4 and I&CT Bridges

1920 postcard view

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St Paul Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.423478,-85.625158

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Carries Jefferson Street (CR-700W) over Flatrock River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Multi-span Stone arch bridge
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Stone arch bridge over Flatrock River on Jefferson Street (CR-700W)
History: Replaced 1966
Built:

Location: Decatur County

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Wagon Bridge-St Paul, IND

1910 Postcard view


Special Bridge Conditions Legend: R - Former location of relocated bridge. ! - At risk for demolition or destruction. X - Confirmed demolished or collapsed. S  - Dismantled and/or in storage. L -  Severe loss of historic integrity due to alteration.

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