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Boyd Bridge

Photos 

Oblique Southwest

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

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BH Photo #115583

Map 

Description 

Bridge had not been moved when last satellite image was taken, so it will not show up on satellite view.

Facts 

Overview
Relocated through truss bridge in Greensburg city park
Location
Decatur County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1915 by the Pan American Bridge Co. over Sand Creek on CR 700S; relocated in 2006
Builder
- Pan American Bridge Co. of New Castle, Indiana
Design
Riveted, 10-panel Camelback Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 178.4 ft.
Total length: 180.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.33212, -85.51746   (decimal degrees)
39°19'56" N, 85°31'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/627775/4354680 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Forest Hill
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1600116 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16021 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2007)
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: 88.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
305

Update Log 

  • June 29, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • February 18, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • February 14, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • August 26, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed coordinates to new location

Sources 

Comments 

Boyd Bridge
Posted November 21, 2010, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Beautiful restoration, but when I visited yesterday the bridge was guarded by an extremely ill-tempered group of geese and ducks. Kind of funny, but a bit sinister for a city boy.

Boyd Bridge
Posted August 31, 2009, by HAROLD SCUDDER (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

Friday, Aug.28,my wife and I went to view this bridge. This is a very good restoration and is simply beautiful. The setting looks as if the old bridge belongs right there. Nice job of restoring and congratulations to all involved in making this happen.

Harold Scudder,

An avid bridge enthusiast.

Sand Creek Bridge
Posted July 3, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is the Boyd Bridge at it's new home in Greensburg's city park. It was built by the Pan American Bridge Company of New Castle,IN. This is absolutely one of the best historic bridge restorations I have ever seen. I was overwhelmed by the effort to save this rare span built by one of my hometown firms. It is a must see if you are in the area.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Sand Creek 700 South Bridge
Posted October 3, 2006, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was disassembled in 2005-06 and moved to the city park in Greensburg. The bridge has been reconstructed over the park lake and should be open for pedestrian use in late 2006.