Rating:
4 votes

Creek Road Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Chris Clouser

BH Photo #102684

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 350 West (Creek Road) just east of I-65
Location
Boone County, Indiana
History
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 2012.
Design
Bolted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 122.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #32
Wilson Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.15285, -86.53429   (decimal degrees)
40°09'10" N, 86°32'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/539663/4444826 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Thorntown
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0600022 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
150

Categories 

7-panel truss (344)
Bolted (19)
Boone County, Indiana (64)
Built during 1910s (8,759)
Indiana (4,198)
NR-eligible (3,971)
One-lane traffic (7,424)
Open (36,588)
Owned by county (18,857)
Pratt through truss (4,600)
Pratt truss (8,020)
Preserved (1,057)
Select (535)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,034)
Structurally deficient (18,433)
Through truss (12,899)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,647)
Truss (29,449)
Wooden deck (5,864)

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2013: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • December 19, 2012: Updated by Jim Grey: Changed to Open to Traffic; noted rehabilitation year.
  • June 23, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status
  • December 28, 2010: Updated by Steven J. Suiter: Signs in place Closing Bridge to Vehicle Traffic
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added alt name and changed to bolted truss
  • March 22, 2006: Posted photos from Chris Clouser

Sources 

  • Chris Clouser - morpar55 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Creek Road Bridge
Posted December 16, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Creek Road Bridge
Posted December 15, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Oh Dear Lord!!! }:-O

Creek Road Bridge
Posted December 15, 2016, by Marc Hollingsworth (marc [dot] hollingsworth1986 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Damaged by possible oversized farm equipment on November 10th 2016 and closed to traffic. Boone County currently reviewing options for repair.

Creek Road Bridge
Posted May 6, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Kudos to the local folks who balked at the idea of their historic bridge being replaced by a concrete ugly... AND more kudos to the Boone County Commissioners who actually listened!

The only thing that distracts from the beauty of this location is the constant traffic noise from I-65 that is just to the West of here. But it may just be the Interstate that saved the bridge from already being removed.

Creek Road Bridge
Posted December 19, 2012, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Per Indiana Landmarks, this bridge has reopened!

Creek Road Bridge
Posted June 23, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A win for this bridge!

And kudos to all the locals who refused to let this go without a fight!

Bolted Pratt's are rare and it will be good to see this one restored.

Creek Road Bridge
Posted June 22, 2012, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Apparently this one's been saved. Per Indiana Landmarks: "In 2004, Boone County Commissioners considered demolishing County Bridge #32 over Sugar Creek in favor of a two-lane replacement. The steel through-truss bridge is beloved by locals who rallied - with help from Indiana Landmarks - to petition the commissioners to save the historic span. Farmers even stated they'd rather detour their heavy farm equipment around the old bridge so it could be saved. The support worked, and officials voted to rehabilitate the span, a project due to wrap up this summer. As a "Select" bridge under the Programmatic Agreement for the Management and Preservation of Indiana's Historic Bridges, a program designed to save the best of Indiana's historic spans, Boone #32 should be protected for years to come."

Creek Road Bridge
Posted February 26, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Was just looking over commissioner's meeting notes from Sept. 2008 and see that the county was denied federal funds to rehabilitate this bridge. Apparently there was some disagreements then about the disposition of the span....although I saw no mention of it being demolished. It sounds like the residents in that area want the bridge restored....and looking at the location tells me that anything else would be a waste of money!

http://www.google.com/search?q=boone+county+bridge+%2332&ie=...

Now, with the bridge being recently closed....I hope the sentiments of the locals remain the same!

Creek Road Bridge
Posted February 26, 2011, by Richard Tekulve (CANOEINDIANA [at] YAHOO>COM)

This bridge was also called Wilson Bridge per my conversation on April 3, 2009 with Boone County Bridge Inspector Richard Carney.

Creek Road Bridge
Posted December 28, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hopefully Boone County will follow up with the excellent restoration of the O'Neal Bridge by showing the same respect to this ole' girl.

Not many bolted through trusses remaining.

Creek Road Bridge
Posted December 28, 2010, by Steven Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Was playing with my Christmas present today bridgehunting with my Garmin GPS unit and visited this beauty. Sadly she is closed at the moment. I applied to become an editor on this site, but haven't heard anything yet.