Bells Ford Bridge, Spanning East Fork White River at State Route 258, Seymour, Jackson County, IN
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Spanning East Fork White River at State Route 258, Seymour, IN
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER IN-46
Building/structure dates: 1869 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1897 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1908 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1999 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 2006 demolished
Significance: Bells Ford Bridge is the only combination Post truss bridge, and one of only four Post truss bridges of all types surviving in the United States. It symbolizes the significant role railroads played in the development of bridge truss technology in the mid-nineteenth century.
McNairy, Claflen & Company
Post, Simeon S.
Hull, W. L.
Blish, John H.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTHWEST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM NORTHWEST.
ELEVATION OF NORTH PORTAL AND CENTER ABUTMENT.
DETAIL OF PORTAL AND ABUTMENT FROM NORTHWEST.
VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST WITH SIGNAGE.
VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST AT WATER'S EDGE.
GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTH.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST.
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