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George Street Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Hogan Creek on George Street in Aurora
Location
Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana
Status
Open to two-lane traffic
History
Built 1887 by Lomas Forge & Bridge Works; rehabilitated 1989 and 2011.
Builder
- Lomas Forge & Bridge Works of Cincinnati, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 16-panel Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 199.1 ft.
Total length: 253.8 ft.
Deck width: 23.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1984
Also called
Aurora Bridge
County Bridge #159
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05790, -84.89926   (decimal degrees)
39°03'28" N, 84°53'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/681766/4325302 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Aurora
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1500091 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 84001012 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16005 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 30.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
2,660

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2015: New photos from Mike Mullins
  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • June 21, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • October 6, 2012: New Street View added by Jann Mayer
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Adj. coordinates
  • November 7, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • November 5, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • March 30, 2009: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • August 30, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Luke
  • Andrew Raker
  • Mike Mullins

Comments 

George Street Bridge
Posted September 26, 2011, by Chris Wanninger

I'd love to see the Red Bridge saved too! Lots of history there.

George Street Bridge
Posted September 26, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Glad to see this one finished... But just what color is "Maroonish" anyway?

Now if we can just get Dearborn County to rehab the Guilford Red Bridge.

George Street Bridge
Posted September 26, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The rehab of this bridge is complete. http://www.eaglecountryonline.com/news.php?nID=2361