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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
(footbridge)
Parke County, Indiana, USA (Sugar Creek - Turkey Run State Park)
Bridgemeister ID:269
Structurae ID:0011092
O'Donnell ID:364
Coordinates:N 39.88926 W 87.19948
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:IMB
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~192f
Notes
  • IMB states, "The original bridge collapsed into Sugar Creek in 1917... the state's Department of Natural Resources promptly replaced the old with current structure."
  • James Rader writes in 2008: "Three years ago flooding came up high enough to allow a couple of uprooted Sycamore trees to hit the bridge ripping out a large section of the wood railing and flooring from the middle of the bridge. Bridge was immediately closed. Structural analysis was completed and repairs were made including all new floor planks. Bridge is in great condition and should serve for many many more years to come."
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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