Aqueduct Bridge (Clay City, Indiana)

Aqueduct Bridge

Aqueduct Bridge, October 2011
Location Towpath Rd. over Birch Creek, northwest of Clay City, Perry Township and Sugar Ridge Township, Clay County, Indiana
Coordinates 39°19′36″N 87°10′46″W / 39.32667°N 87.17944°W / 39.32667; -87.17944Coordinates: 39°19′36″N 87°10′46″W / 39.32667°N 87.17944°W / 39.32667; -87.17944
Area less than one acre
Built 1880 (1880), 1920
Built by Cleveland Bridge and Iron Company; Vincennes Bridge Company
Architectural style Pratt through truss
NRHP Reference # 00000209[1]
Added to NRHP March 15, 2000

Aqueduct Bridge, also known as the Coffey Bridge and Clay County Bridge # 182, is a historic Pratt through truss and Pratt pony truss bridge located in Perry Township and Sugar Ridge Township, Clay County, Indiana. The original span was built by the Cleveland Bridge and Iron Company in 1880 and the second section by the Vincennes Bridge Company in 1920. It carries Towpath Road over Birch Creek. The original span measures 60 feet long and the second span 102 feet long. They rest on concrete abutments and a central pier.[2]:5

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]


  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-08-01. Note: This includes John Warner (June 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Aqueduct Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-08-01. and Accompanying photographs.

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