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Peters Bridge

Photos 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

SHAARD photo

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BH Photo #194427

Map 

Description 

The Clinton County Commissioners approved Nicholas Peters' petition in 1905 to replace the old wooden bridge adjacent to his land with a new structure. In 1906 the Commissioners accepted a $3,999 bid from Kelleer and Slipher to build a two-span, filled-spandrel, reinforced-concrete bridge. The rings were quite-flat segments about 18" deep at center and 2' at the abutment and pier.

Separation of the spandrel walls from the ring led county officials to remove all but the rings and to transform the structure in 1980 into an open-spandrel bridge with spandrel columns supporting a 12" deep slab deck. Cantilevered beyond the rings, the deck now carries a 24' roadway between metal rails.

Taken from SHAARD structural report

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Kilmore Creek on CR 400 East
Location
Clinton County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1906 for $3,999; rehabilitated 1980
Builder
- Kelleer & Slipher
Design
Built as a filled-spandrel arch; remodeled in 1980 to an open-spandrel design with a wider, cantilevered roadway.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 53.1 ft.
Total length: 113.8 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #70
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.34639, -86.43083   (decimal degrees)
40°20'47" N, 86°25'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/548337/4466359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Michigantown
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
102
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1200070 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated design
  • February 28, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name and additional information

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Kilmore Creek Bridge
Posted February 27, 2011, by Richard Tekulve (CANOEINDIANA [at] YAHOO [dot] COM)

Also referred to as Peters Bridge.