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Aikman Creek IN 257 Bridge

Photos 

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

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Aikman Creek on IN 257
Location
Daviess County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1977; replaced 2003
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 84.0 ft.
Total length: 85.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Also called
Indiana State Highway Bridge #257-14-3016A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.56889, -87.10889   (decimal degrees)
38°34'08" N, 87°06'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/490514/4268943 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glendale
Inventory numbers
INNBI 030950 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15984 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2007)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
2,666

Categories 

Built 1938 (761)
Built during 1930s (10,582)
Daviess County, Indiana (35)
Indiana (4,198)
Lost (18,683)
Lost 2003 (489)
Lost during 2000s (3,722)
Owned by state (13,690)
Pony truss (15,049)
Replaced by new bridge (12,382)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,804)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,941)
Truss (29,442)

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added bridge number
  • October 21, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 10, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status

Sources 

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

Comments 

Aikman Creek IN 257 Bridge
Posted January 8, 2007, by Clark Griswold

In 2003 this pony truss was repaced by a modern bridge.