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Smithfield Bridge

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

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BH Photo #115564

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Smithfield Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over White River on CR 170 South
Location
Delaware County, Indiana
Status
Bridge is open with weight restriction
Future prospects
Available for reuse
History
Built 1902
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Riveted Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 188.9 ft.
Total length: 191.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16861, -85.27111   (decimal degrees)
40°10'07" N, 85°16'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/647217/4447904 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Muncie East
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1800136 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16079 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2016)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
459

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • March 11, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 4, 2016: New photos from John Key
  • December 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Closed
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 16, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • November 25, 2008: New photos from Tom Hall
  • June 23, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: common name, builder, and truss type

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • John Key
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Smithfield Bridge
Posted June 7, 2016, by Don Morrison

Also, it seems from the web page that Mr. Isenburg is the contact.

Smithfield Bridge
Posted June 7, 2016, by Don Morrison

Hey Jason,

Just in case you haven't found it yourself, here is the page:

http://www.in.gov/indot/2571.htm

and more of Indiana's historic bridges, preserved, available, or pending:

http://www.in.gov/indot/2532.htm

Smithfield Bridge
Posted June 3, 2016, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Do you have the information and contact details? If so, I plan to announce this on my page. Thanks! JS

Smithfield Bridge
Posted June 1, 2016, by jacob isenburg

Bridge is currently advertised for reuse.

Smithfield Bridge
Posted December 23, 2013, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

I understand that the bridge was closed with flood damage on December 22, 2013, Don't know the details.

White River Bridge
Posted April 21, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The Smithfield Bridge was built in 1908 by the Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie. It is a 190ft long Warren thru truss with unique portal and sway bracing. The bridge is open and carries a large amount of traffic. It reportedly is scheduled to be bypassed and preserved.

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