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Garick Bridge

Photo 

Scan of 1998 photo

Photo taken by Tom Hoffman

BH Photo #233727

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Sand Creek on County Road 1000 South
Location
Decatur County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1933; replaced 2000
Builder
- McNeeley, Yeager & Gardner
Design
7-panel, Riveted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #179
Sand Creek CR 1000S Bridge
Scripture Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.19067, -85.53852   (decimal degrees)
39°11'26" N, 85°32'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/626214/4338952 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Westport
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
640
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1600150 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38949 (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: 91.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 23, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added alternate name
  • January 31, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

Sand Creek Bridge
Posted February 4, 2009, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This was bridge 179. The act of throwing this bridge away was quite mindless. It was in rather good shape and not too old or narrow. The bridge may have been a source of complaints because of the clearance, approach curves, and a steep grade to the west. And the removal might have sparked an uproar because no truss bridge in Decatur County has been demolished since. The bridge was also in a very neat setting for any historic bridge sitting I'd say at least 35' above the creek.