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Wise's Ford Bridge

Photos 

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #136857

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 300 West at 375N-300W
Location
Camden, Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1888; replaced 1993. Construction started November 1887, completed September 1888
Builders
- C.J. McGreevy (Substructure)
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Through truss Whipple truss, which is a Pratt truss with double intersections. Limestone block abutments.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 165.0 ft.
Total length: 173.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Carroll County Bridge No. 119
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59985, -86.58236   (decimal degrees)
40°35'59" N, 86°34'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/535335/4494421 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Flora
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
155
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0800091 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38882 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Adjusted GPS coordinates
  • January 23, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name
  • April 22, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • April 10, 2009: New photos from James Norwood
  • January 31, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER IN-70 - Carroll County Bridge No. 119, Spanning Deer Creek on County Road 300 West, Camden vicinity, Carroll County, IN