Rating:
5 votes

Elkinsville Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Parker McElhinney

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BH Photo #180787

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Gravel Creek on Elkinsville Road
Location
Brown County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Brown County Bridge #42
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09139, -86.22806   (decimal degrees)
39°05'29" N, 86°13'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/566758/4327201 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Story
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0700031 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2010)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 13.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
94

Categories 

Brown County, Indiana (28)
Built during 1910s (8,762)
Indiana (4,198)
Lost (18,697)
Lost 2011 (403)
Lost during 2010s (2,006)
NR-eligible (3,971)
Non-Select (301)
One-lane traffic (7,424)
Owned by county (18,857)
Pony truss (15,054)
Replaced by new bridge (12,393)
Riveted (1,875)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,587)
Structurally deficient (18,436)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,862)
Truss (29,451)
Warren pony truss (2,950)
Warren truss (5,794)
Wooden deck (5,864)

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • September 24, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced. (Confirmed By Field Visit)
  • May 13, 2011: Updated by Joseph Nield: Appears the bridge is being replaced.
  • October 4, 2010: New photos from Parker McElhinney

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Elkinsville Road Bridge
Posted May 10, 2011, by Joseph Nield

I visited this bridge today while exploring Brown County back roads around Story and Elkinsville. It appears a replacement is in the works, unfortunately.