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Rockfield Cemetery Road Bridge

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BH Photo #194248

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Description 

Bolting of trusses in 1904 was not a common practice among Indiana bridge fabricators. One firm however, the nearby Attica Bridge Company had started using this method around 1903. It seemed as though they were practicing for the next step of field riveting, which they succeeded in by 1905.

Facts 

Overview
Relocated pony truss bridge over East Fork of Coal Creek on Rockfield Cemetery Road
Location
Fountain County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge and moved to Covington Circle Trail over Mallory Branch
History
Built in 1904 over East Fork of Coal Creek; relocated in 2006 and seperated into 2 bridges on a Covington trail.
Builder
- Attica Bridge Co. of Attica, Indiana (Likely fabricator)
Design
Bolted Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.8 ft.
Total length: 133.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #63
Ghost Hollow Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.09111, -87.22667   (decimal degrees)
40°05'28" N, 87°13'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/480677/4437894 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hillsboro
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
137
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300051 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16139 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
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: 94.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 26, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Updated information
  • November 25, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall: updated status

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Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com