Rating:
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Morton Bridge

Photos 

Yes...this bridge is skewed.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2008

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BH Photo #120097

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Whipple through truss bridge over St. Marys River on Marion Center Road
Location
Allen County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca.1880 by the Western Bridge Works of Fort Wayne
Builder
- Western Bridge Works of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Design
Wrought iron, pin-connected, skewed Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 166.0 ft.
Total length: 176.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Marion Center Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.92972, -85.05528   (decimal degrees)
40°55'47" N, 85°03'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/663732/4532776 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Poe
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
135
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0200216 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15787 (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: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (6,877)
Allen County, Indiana (89)
Built 1880 (166)
Built during 1880s (1,833)
Indiana (4,625)
NR-eligible (4,015)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Open (38,198)
Owned by county (20,045)
Pin-connected (3,690)
Select (530)
Skewed (4,816)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,997)
Through truss (14,019)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,058)
Truss (31,207)
Western Bridge Works (6)
Whipple truss (334)
Wrought Iron (380)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Phoenix Iron Co."
  • July 30, 2011: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • February 4, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • September 15, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • March 29, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • September 2, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • August 5, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • July 26, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: builder and changed date

Sources 

Comments 

Morton Bridge
Posted February 7, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge's weight limit was lowered after a bridge inspection as follows:

Marion Center Rd Bridge # 290 over St Marys River from Winchester Rd to SR # 27 12 Tons