Rating:
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Jeffers Bridge

Photos 

South side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in September 2008

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BH Photo #125332

Map 

Video 

Jeffers Bridge, Clay County

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Birch Creek on CR 200 South
Location
Clay County, Indiana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic 2015
History
Built ca. 1910 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 90.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 7, 2000
Also called
Birch Creek Bridge
Clay County Bridge #127
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.35828, -87.14221   (decimal degrees)
39°21'30" N, 87°08'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/487748/4356545 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saline City
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1100105 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 00000213 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 15912 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2012)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
178

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • September 24, 2015: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name
  • March 24, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: NRHP
  • September 30, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Jeffers Bridge
Posted September 22, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I agree ANON... It's a mangled mess! Not sure why it made the "Select" list...But then Hell, there were some really nice spans that got left off of it. That's what happens when you pay way too much money to an out-of-state firm for a very mediocre assessment!

Jeffers Bridge
Posted September 22, 2015, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This will now become a nice bridge to fish from

Jeffers Bridge
Posted September 22, 2015, by Anonymous

"Rough" is being nice. Looks like it's been used as a pinball machine for farm machinery. Clay County obviously doesn't care about their bridges. It will be interesting to see what happens with the Eel River bridge at Bowling Green.

Jeffers Bridge
Posted September 21, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not a big surprise Mike. It is listed as "Select", but is in really rough condition.

Jeffers Bridge
Posted September 21, 2015, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

rock piles on either end, road closed sign stuck into pavement. I believe that this bridge may stay intact. (Hope So)