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IN42 Eel River Bridge

Photos 

South side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in September 2008

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BH Photo #125486

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Eel River on IN 42
Location
Clay County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1978; Repainted June 2016
Design
Riveted, 10-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 174.8 ft.
Total length: 264.7 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Poland Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.44417, -86.99361   (decimal degrees)
39°26'39" N, 86°59'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/500549/4366068 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Poland
Inventory numbers
INNBI 015790 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 00000210 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
INDOT 042-11-03101A (Indiana Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 15917 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
710

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 7, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Repainted June 2016
  • March 24, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson
  • October 6, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson

Sources 

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

Comments 

Eel River IN 42 Bridge
Posted November 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Announcement of public meeting to discuss proposed repairs:

http://www.in.gov/activecalendar/mobile/mobiledetail.aspx?ii...

Eel River IN 42 Bridge
Posted November 29, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge was apparently closed to traffic but will be repaired: http://www.thebraziltimes.com/story/1683818.html