Rating:
2 votes

Abshire Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in May 2009

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BH Photo #140568

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Williams Creek on Sunrise Road (CR 500 West)
Location
Delaware County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated 1999
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 50.8 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Williams Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.10356, -85.48052   (decimal degrees)
40°06'13" N, 85°28'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/629508/4440357 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sulphur Springs
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1800090 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16081 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 51.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
119

Categories 

Built during 1920s (8,774)
Delaware County, Indiana (45)
Indiana (4,198)
NR-eligible (3,971)
One-lane traffic (7,422)
Open (36,584)
Owned by county (18,855)
Pony truss (15,051)
Select (535)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,587)
Structurally deficient (18,441)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,439)
Truss (29,445)
Warren pony truss (2,947)
Warren truss (5,791)

Update Log 

  • March 11, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • December 11, 2016: New photos from John Key
  • May 26, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added historic name
  • May 24, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Key
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com