Rating:
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Old Scotland Bridge

Photos 

Main span

Photo taken by Chris Clouser

BH Photo #102681

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Three-span stone arch bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 200E
Location
Boone County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901
Builders
- Charles Ridout
- John Adam
- Theodore Eck
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 127.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 17, 1994
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.17673, -86.43158   (decimal degrees)
40°10'36" N, 86°25'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/548395/4447528 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mechanicsburg
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
170
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0600028 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 94000228 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 15838 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,533)
Boone County, Indiana (82)
Built 1901 (509)
Built during 1900s (6,799)
Charles Ridout (1)
Deck arch (10,785)
Have street view (25,414)
Indiana (4,625)
John Adam (1)
NR-listed (2,881)
Non-Select (300)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Open (38,217)
Owned by county (20,054)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,954)
Stone arch (2,793)
Structurally deficient (15,851)
Theodore Eck (1)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,672)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by J.P.: updated builders
  • April 24, 2006: Posted photos from Chris Clouser

Sources 

  • Chris Clouser - morpar55 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old Scotland Bridge
Posted March 12, 2016, by Harley Patterson (kc9gld [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is a photo of the grave down the road.

Old Scotland Bridge
Posted March 12, 2016, by Harley Patterson (kc9gld [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is a photo of the grave down the road.

Old Scotland Bridge
Posted March 12, 2016, by Harley Patterson (kc9gld [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This old bridge has a very interesting history I read about last summer. If you look at the Google photo, beyond the deck, in the trees to the left, there used to be a white house that for many years the old woman who lived there, kept a candle burning in the window. She did this because approx. 1 1/2 miles south of that bridge on county road 200 east ( Lost Road ) there is and has been a grave along side the road since 1868. The makeshift headstone says a man and his son were found dead there next to their wagon succum to a disease that swept through Indiana at that time. Lost road refers to the wagon trail through the water ( Sugar Creek ) prior to the origional bridge. It was built in 1901, but was partially swept out, and rebuilt in 1908, this is why the center section looks a little different than the ends. The wagon trail appeared to be lost as you entered the woods approaching the creek. The Boone County highway dept. maintains that grave by applying concrete on top to stop erosion in the ditch as well as road reflectors along the road.