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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 

Video 

IN 42 Eel River Bridge

Mike Daffron

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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
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
710
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 report (as of November 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • 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