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Hawkins Mill Bridge
Pinnick Ferry Bridge, Orange County Bridge 103
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: May 28, 2019
Rural: Orange County, Indiana: United States
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Main Span Length
104.3 Feet (31.8 Meters)
107.0 Feet (32.6 Meters)
14.8 Feet (4.51 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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This is an outstanding example of a standard Wrought Iron Bridge Company Pratt truss. This is not the original location of the bridge, it was moved here at an unspecified date. It retains built-up fishbelly floorbeams. At the time HistoricBridges.org documented the bridge, the southeast bearing was slipping off the back of the abutment. At the least, this appears to be cracking the cast iron bearing shoe. At the worse, it could lead to damage or collapse of the bridge. It is critical that this problem be repaired.
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