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O'Neal Bridge

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2009

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BH Photo #145494

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss over Big Eagle Creek on Holliday Drive off of US 421, north of Zionsville
Location
Boone County, Indiana
Status
Heavily damaged in farm equipment accident
History
Built ca. 1892; restored 2008-09
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
7-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 111.8 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Also called
Boone County Bridge #207
Holliday Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.98111, -86.27250   (decimal degrees)
39°58'52" N, 86°16'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/562116/4425914 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zionsville
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
100
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0600140 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15837 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed status... Heavily damaged but not lost yet.
  • December 2, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 18, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder and modified date
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Modified history
  • February 4, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • August 21, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Restored and open to traffic.

Sources 

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

Comments 

O'Neal Bridge
Posted December 21, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Much better story than the first one I read that didn't even acknowledge it as an Historic Bridge! Boone County is to be highly commended for not only rehabilitating this and the Creek Road Bridge initially... but showing the resolve to do it again!

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Posted December 21, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
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Posted December 4, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I wonder....could it be the same clown that trashed Creek Bridge?? Probably not, but food for thought. Looks a lot worse than Gospel Street Bridge in Paoli.

O'Neal Bridge
Posted December 4, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

That was not a small tractor... it would take an impressive level of stupidity to do this. Ridiculous and completely unacceptable. This person must have the brain of a earthworm.

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Posted December 4, 2017, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

The sad carnage. Photos from the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

O'Neal Bridge
Posted December 3, 2017, by P. E. LANE (pelane [at] heaven [dot] org)

There are few things that would concern me more gravely than the fear of this fine website being polluted by the filth of political bickering.

The various factions who contribute to this website would do well to focus their attention on preserving the bridges what stand as reminders of our shared heritage.

There are Democratic voters who love bridges and there are Republican voters who love bridges. If only they could unite behind the common goal of preserving our beautiful structures they would undoubtedly be successful in their joint endeavor. Political strife will be of no benefit to any factions who contribute their knowledge to Bridgehunter.

O'Neal Bridge
Posted December 3, 2017, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

It was nearly a year that the Creek Bridge in Boone County was heavily damaged under similar circumstances. It's still unrepaired.

O'Neal Bridge
Posted December 3, 2017, by Anonymous

That would explain who so many people voted for Trump.

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Posted December 3, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I believe that not only are a lot of people idiots, but number one: THEY DON'T CARE!

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Posted December 3, 2017, by Steven J. Suiter (sjsuiter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A very sad day for Bridge Lovers of Indiana. I've been to this bridge. She was a Beautiful Old Lady.

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Posted December 3, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

For whatever it is worth, I actually saw a similar size tractor attempt to cross the Turkey River Bowstring Bridge in Winneshiek County, Iowa several years ago.

I thought for sure I was about to witness a bridge collapse, but that old Bowstring bridge held fast. I figured that I would be the last person to successfully cross the bridge but the tractor made it across as well.

O'Neal Bridge
Posted December 3, 2017, by Anonymous

Oh, wait farm tractor...No CDL needed...still something a monkey might pull off...

O'Neal Bridge
Posted December 3, 2017, by Anonymous

Do they give CDLs to monkeys now??????

O'Neal Bridge
Posted December 3, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Honestly, this is getting pathetic. Do these large vehicle operators know how much their vehicles weigh?

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Posted December 3, 2017, by Bruce Bridges (railfan727 [at] yahoo [dot] com)
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Posted September 2, 2009, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Might have to go in search of this myself. I live in Boone county and I love seeing old bridges like this.

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Posted August 21, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

By the way......Thanks Wayne!

You Never Know.......
Posted August 21, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I started out my bridge journey Friday with a bridge I fully expected to be gone. It was listed as closed with an unknown status, just outside of Zionsville, Indiana. Zionsville is a bedroom community within the gravitational pull of Indianapolis' urban sprawl. I really just expected this to be a formality, and I could update the list and move on. The directions that my GPS gave me lead to a dead end and new development. I thought "that's-that" and turned around to head back to the main road. My GPS decided she would "recalculate" and give me a new set of directions. I thought to myself "why not kill some more valuable time", as I had an agenda to follow! I gave in and headed North until I was directed to to "turn left". I was greeted with a gravel road, which to a Bridgehunter is a thing of beauty. Still skeptical, I headed down the road and ended up finding what would be the crowning jewel of my day. Which just goes to show you....don't assume....because you never know.........

O'Neal Bridge
Posted August 21, 2009, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Another beauty and a great restoration. You are making me want to move to Indiana with all these great photos of restored bridges Tony.