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McMillan or Milligan or Millikan or Stine, Monroe County

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Inventory Number: IN/14-53-01x
County: Monroe County
Township: Bloomington
Town/Village: Bloomington
Bridge Name: McMillan or Milligan or Millikan or Stine
Crosses: Beanblossom Creek
Truss type: Smith Double (#3)
Spans: 1
Length: 115'
Roadway Width:
Built: 1871
Builder: Smith Bridge Company
When Lost: 29 Jun 1976
Cause: Arson
Latitude: N39 15.980
Longitude: W086 34.141
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Directions: 30-20N-1W, 6 miles northwest of Bloomington.

McMillan or Milligan or Millikan Bridge, Bloomington, Monroe County, IN Built 1871 or 1879 Arson 29 Jun 1976
M.L. Davies Collection, c1940, Courtesy County History Preservation Society
10-panel truss. This bridge was listed as 14-53-01 in the 1959 World Guide, on George Gould's 1977 list, and Richard Donovan's World Guide notebooks. It was listed as 14-53-02 in later Guides. Iron rods were added after 1879 inspections noted that the bridge bolts were loosening. The bridge was destroyed by arson in 1976.
Ketcham, Bryan E.. Covered Bridges on the Byways of Indiana, 1949, page 44
Bloomington Herald-Times, March 22, 2019
Gould, George E.. Indiana's Covered Bridges Thru the Years, 1977
County History Preservation Society (no longer accessible). Covered Bridges of Indiana, 2002,
National Society For the Preservation of Covered Bridges. Covered Bridge Topics, Volume XXXIX, No. 1, Winter 1981, page 14.
Boshears, Jeremy R.. The Covered Bridges of Monroe County, 2019

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