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Little Flatrock River Bridge

Photos 

This was a lovely little bridge.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

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BH Photo #136168

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Little Flatrock River on CR 225 W at 740N-225W
Location
Decatur County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2000
Builder
- Central States Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
Riveted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 100.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.44364, -85.52299   (decimal degrees)
39°26'37" N, 85°31'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/627097/4367050 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Adams
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
140
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1600025 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38940 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 92 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 18, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: adjusted GPS coordinates
  • April 1, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 29, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • January 31, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

Little Flatrock River Bridge
Posted April 4, 2009, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Great Photos Tony. This sure was a neat little bridge. The road was little used.This is another case where the weight limit went down all of a sudden. What I can't stand is the new bridge was built right beside and I'll bet the abutments, deck, and trusses could have been touched up on for pedestrians instead of demolition. Otherwise it could have been fixed up for traffic instead of even seeing the UCEB! It was in a rather neat setting too. I always rode my bicycle through this bridge riding from Greensburg to Moscow.