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Archibald Falls Bridge

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Overview

This bridge is unusual in the fact that the truss spans of the bridge are built by two different construction firms.

Photo taken by James McCray in August 2007

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on Archibald Falls Rd (CR 38)
Location
Crawford County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1892
Builders
- Brackett Bridge Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
2-span Pratt Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.2 ft.
Total length: 167.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Crawford County Bridge #44
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.14206, -86.40286   (decimal degrees)
38°08'31" N, 86°24'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/552325/4221745 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beechwood
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1300035 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15974 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 11.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
271

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • July 25, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • August 18, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • January 30, 2008: New photos from James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com