Dry Run Bridge
Photo taken by Bob in March 2009
BH Photo #221147
The abutments for this bridge date to 1874 and remain from a previous bridge on this site. The name Washer on the abutment plaque likely refers to William T. Washer, the most prominent Southern Indiana bridge builder. He started building covered bridges around 1860 using a variation of the Burr arch, with the Huffman Mill Bridge being the lone remaining example of this type. In the 1870's he was apparently an agent for the Smith Bridge Company and built 3 of this type in Gibson County between 1875-1877. The Old Red and Wheeling Bridges remain today. It is also documented that he built steel truss bridges for the Indiana Bridge Company in the 1890's.
Judging by the short overall span of this bridge and the piers, this was more likely a covered bridge of a simple type (possibly a multiple-kingpost) or maybe even a wooden pony or stringer.
- Steel stringer bridge over Dry Run on Wyandotte Ave
- Crawford County, Indiana
- Open to traffic
- Built 1930; rehabilitated 1996
- Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 93.5 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.18958, -86.32007 (decimal degrees)
38°11'22" N, 86°19'12" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/559542/4227067 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
- Inventory numbers
- INNBI 1300039 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 50352 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of September 2015)
- 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: 34.4 (out of 100)
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- November 29, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Modified dates and added information pertaining to the abutments.
- November 29, 2011: New photos from Bob Spillman
- November 28, 2011: Added by J.P.
- J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
- Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com