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Forsythe Bridge, Spanning Big Flat Rock Creek, CR 650S, Moscow, Rush County, IN

Forsythe Bridge, Spanning Big Flat Rock Creek, CR 650S, Moscow, Rush County, IN

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Significance: Local bridge contractor Emmett L. Kennedy built the Forsythe Bridge in 1888. The Kennedy family of Rushville built nearly sixty covered bridges, which are distinguished primarily by the scrollwork and cornice brackets at the arched portal, horizontal wood siding, and whitewashed exterior.
Nearly all, including the Forsythe, use the Burr arch-truss. The well-crafted Forsythe Bridge illustrates the Kennedy's accomplishments in bridge building.
Survey number: HAER IN-106
Building/structure dates: 1888 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 2002-2003 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 83000094



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Kennedy, Emmett L
Burr, Theodore
Yule, Robert B
Smith Bridge Company
Columbus Company
Bussell, Smith
Keating, James
Kennedy, Archibald McMichaels
EL Kennedy and Sons
JA Barker Engineering Inc
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Marston, Christopher, project manager
Federal Highway Administration, sponsor




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