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Tonkel Road Bridge

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Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Map 

Description 

Tonkel Road was originally State Road 427

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Tonkel Road at 975N-300E
Location
Allen County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1935; replaced 1994
Builder
- Indiana Department of Transportation
Design
Riveted Parker through truss (Modified state design)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 141.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #40
Old SR427 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.21863, -85.07668   (decimal degrees)
41°13'07" N, 85°04'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/661222/4564811 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedarville
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
10,550
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0200028 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38834 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 96.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added truss type and other information
  • January 31, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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