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J.D.Coffing Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Tom Hall in June 2007

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BH Photo #116130

Map 

Video 

JD Coffing Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Description 

Fountain County is wanting to give this very important part of local history to Evansville for use on a trail.

Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss bridge over Coal Creek on CR 800 South
Location
Fountain County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
County is attempting to give this bridge to the city of Evansville for use on a trail.
History
Built in 1886 as part of a 7-span bridge across the Wabash near Attica, moved to this location in 1924.
Builder
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Wrought iron Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.9 ft.
Total length: 258.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Coal Creek Bridge
Bridge #5
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01083, -87.38472   (decimal degrees)
40°00'39" N, 87°23'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/467165/4429030 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Perrysville
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
120
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300003 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16120 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2020: New photos from Jeff Shroyer
  • July 28, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 17, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • November 5, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 13, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed date,history
  • June 29, 2008: New photos from Tom Hall

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jeff Shroyer - shroyer100 [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

J.D.Coffing Bridge
Posted November 9, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, that did sound ridiculous.

J.D.Coffing Bridge
Posted November 9, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The Indiana State Preservation Officer scoffed at the county's rediculous plan to ship this beauty to Evansville and build a multi-million dollar slab here. Would not sign off on it.

J.D.Coffing Bridge
Posted November 9, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I Hope so! Fountain county has an excellent groups of bridges and it is certainly a must-see spot.

J.D.Coffing Bridge
Posted November 9, 2020, by SCOTT Ash (sash5282 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Some work was done to the center pier so it must be staying put !

J.D.Coffing Bridge
Posted November 5, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm happy to see this baby still here! Maybe county has given up on moving.