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Wabash Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in October 2009

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BH Photo #147862

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Owned and maintained by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)

Facts 

Overview
Steel arch bridge over Wabash River connecting IN 62 and IL 141 between the towns of Mt. Vernon, IN and New Haven, IL.
Location
White County, Illinois, and Posey County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1956
Design
Cantilevered steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 426.7 ft.
Total length: 2,400.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.94390, -88.03584   (decimal degrees)
37°56'38" N, 88°02'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/408985/4200096 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
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Inventory numbers
IL 097-9900 (Illinois bridge number)
INNBI 021869 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15730 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 60.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
3,977

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • July 19, 2014: Updated by James Baughn: Updated to show that tolls were removed effective July 1, 2014
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: street view
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: Overview, approach type
  • October 18, 2009: New photos from Kim Harvey

Sources 

Comments 

Wabash Memorial Bridge
Posted September 9, 2014, by cconkle (msplinter1964 [at] gmail [dot] com)

People weren't paying tolls 2011-2012 either. The tollbooth was not manned every time we went over the bridge.

Wabash Memorial Bridge
Posted July 26, 2014, by Andrew Raker

INDOT has removed tolls as of July 1, 2014, according to this press release: http://www.in.gov/indot/2708.htm

Before then, the bridge had been electronic toll collection only, although using the Wabash Pass system, which was only good for this bridge, and not compatible with other systems.

Wabash River IL 141 Bridge
Posted November 4, 2011, by James Griffin (jgriffinwylie [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was actually built and is currently maintained by the Indiana DOT. The toll plaza is at the terminus of Indiana Highway 62. Recently, the original toll plaza was removed and a new electronic toll system put in place resulting in no need to stop and pay. The title for this bridge actually should be listed as the Wabash Memorial Toll Bridge as that is its official name.