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Kirks Ford Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by John Weller in April 2009

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BH Photo #137707

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Middle Fork Salt Creek on Kirks Ford Road
Location
Brown County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915
Design
Riveted Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 77.4 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Brown County Bridge #127
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.08945, -86.22076   (decimal degrees)
39°05'22" N, 86°13'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/567390/4326991 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Story
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0700075 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15857 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 40.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
13

Categories 

Brown County, Indiana (28)
Built 1915 (1,130)
Built during 1910s (8,759)
Indiana (4,198)
NR-eligible (3,971)
One-lane traffic (7,422)
Open (36,591)
Owned by county (18,855)
Pony truss (15,050)
Pratt pony truss (3,172)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Select (535)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,804)
Structurally deficient (18,441)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,941)
Truss (29,443)

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 26, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Adjusted GPS coordinates
  • April 19, 2009: New photos from John Weller

Sources 

  • John Weller - jweller [at] indy [dot] rr [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com