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Veterans Memorial Parkway

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Overview
Stringer bridge over Whitewater River on Rd 150 S
Location
Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1987
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 73.2 ft.
Total length: 660.1 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Also called
Whitewater River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.62161, -85.13941   (decimal degrees)
39°37'18" N, 85°08'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/659698/4387415 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alpine
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
3,440
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2100090 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 47237 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2010: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • December 5, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

Veterans Memorial Parkway
Posted December 9, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Will look forward to seeing what you find Ed!

I remember being on the Abington Bridge as a kid, but wasn't taking pics back then. I did have some photos from my one visit to the 7th St. Bridge....but they are lost to this point. Milton was the only one that I ever visited on multiple occasions. I worked with the Eastern director of Historic Landmarks Foundation at that time to try and get support for the beautiful landmark. Unfortunately, there was next to NO local interest to save it. Supposedly, the county had said they would save this span when the similar one at Abington was demolished, but in the end that was just an empty promise.

Veterans Memorial Parkway
Posted December 8, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

I will have some time at the end of December and am going to look for some photos. I was over the Nulltown and Laurel bridges many times though I was not familiar with the Waterloo or Milton. My point is that the Whitewater River Valley is a historic and scenic place and the bridges were a part of that. Now they are almost all gone.

Veterans Memorial Parkway
Posted December 7, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm all with you on saving the Cedar Grove Bridge Ed. It is not in imminent danger to my knowledge, but then again it can only sit untouched for so long. And with the SR46 considered Non-select, it may well be the last chance to save one of the magnificent structures.

I have been looking around for pictures of the truss bridges at Waterloo and Nulltown with no luck so far. Wasn't there one at Laurel as well?

Veterans Memorial Parkway
Posted December 6, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Well, maybe but I was really working on getting all the bridges of the Whitewater River posted in order to make a point about how the character of the valley had been changed by all the UCEBs and the point of saving the Cedar Grove bridge.

One good thing about the Veteran's Memorial is that it was not a replacement of a historic bridge but an entirely new crossing.

Veterans Memorial Parkway
Posted December 5, 2010, by Anonymous

I guess adding ugly, modern UCEB's to this site is becoming contagious.