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Williams Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo from SHAARD database.

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BH Photo #155152

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Williams Creek on CR 560 W
Location
Fayette County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1908; replaced 1992
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Riveted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 106.0 ft.
Total length: 107.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Also called
Fayette County Bridge #39
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66040, -85.24341   (decimal degrees)
39°39'37" N, 85°14'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/650686/4391540 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Connersville
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
108
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2100033 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39121 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 92.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2010: New photo from Ed Hollowell
  • February 14, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder, truss type, and adj. GPS coordinates.
  • February 4, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

Williams Creek Bridge
Posted February 18, 2010, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Ed,

The replacement bridge was probably built over the course of 1991-92, which explains why the plaque says 1991 but the National Bridge Inventory says 1992.

Keep in mind this simple rule: The plaque on a bridge only tells you when the PLAQUE was made, not necessarily when the bridge was finished. Now, in 99% of cases, the two are the same. But not always.

Williams Creek Bridge
Posted February 17, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

The dedication on the new bridge says 1991 but bridge hunter says 1992. Is there a good reason for the discrepancy?

Williams Creek Bridge
Posted January 4, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Photos of UCEB replacement bridge. Photos 12/26/09

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