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Whitewater River Bridge

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Description 

Replaced Kennedy covered bridge, eastern entrance was wider to allow better traffic flow at intersection.Deck 36' plus 2 sidewalks 5' wide. construction cost of $117,000.00. Date 4/16/1936 I have one history which states that the bridge was opened 11/28/1935 (Thanksgiving Day).

Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge over Whitewater River on IN 1/IN 44
Location
Fayette County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1936; replaced 1996
Builder
- I. E. Smith
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 532.2 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Skew angle
20 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.63833, -85.13000   (decimal degrees)
39°38'18" N, 85°07'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/660466/4389287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Connersville
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
19,677
Inventory numbers
INNBI 000140 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39119 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 26, 2013: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Date opened in doubt.
  • October 30, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Corrected complrtion date, added builder, cost and spans, skew angle
  • February 4, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com