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Rebecca Knight Drain Bridge

Photos 

Looking West

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

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BH Photo #178957

Map 

Video 

Rebecca Knight Drain Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Description 

This bridge has been beautifully restored to remain open for the 1 property that it serves, as the road to the West dead-ends into I-69

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Rebecca Knight Drain on South County Line Rd.
Location
Allen County, Indiana, and Wells County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1918; rehabilitated 1999
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 77.0 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Skew angle
30 degrees
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #236
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.91707, -85.32181   (decimal degrees)
40°55'01" N, 85°19'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/641318/4530907 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zanesville
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
10
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0200172 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15789 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 3, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 20, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 17, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Riveted"
  • September 22, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: New photos
  • February 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added new information

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Rebecca Knight Drain Bridge
Posted September 18, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

We have talked in the past about inflated ADT counts, and here is a glaring example......

This bridge serves 1 farm before dead-ending near I-69. The 2006 ADT is an incredible 127! Which means either the people living in that one house come and go an awful lot.....or those numbers are a real shot in the dark!

Fortunately, Allen County had the intelligence to restore this span to serve that 1 house, rather than replace it with a new bridge that would NEVER pay for itself.