|Bridge Name||Facility Carried / Feature Intersected||Location||Structure Type||Construction Date and Builder/Engineer|
Whisnand Ford Bridge
Robertson Ford Bridge
|Abandoned Road Over Stephens Creek||Rural: Monroe County, Indiana||Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed||1890 By Builder/Contractor: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio|
|Rehabilitation Date||Main Span Length||Structure Length||Main Spans|
|1930||95 Feet (29 Meters)||95 Feet (29 Meters)||1|
This bridge was apparently moved to this location in 1930 to possibly serve the needs of a local farmer. It does not appear to have ever served an actual road at this location. Some of the bridge's parts have been scrapped out. HistoricBridges.org documented this bridge in near-darkness, so photos are few in number and low in quality.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Statement of Significance
These pinned Prat through trusses are conventionally designed for a fairly early structure. Not all the original members remain with this abandoned span. The deck, some of the floor beams, and lower chord, and all the guardrail are absent. The latticed portals and portal bracing remain.
What's left of this pin-connected Pratt through span
of seven panels is seated upon concrete abutments. A pair of laced
channels provides each intermediate vertical, and a pair of eyebars
serves as most diagonal sets. Single cylindrical rods with turnbuckles
supply the center panel's diagonal and the three most central panels'
counters. Two girder floor beams remain. The deck is gone.
Not Currently Available.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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