Rating:
3 votes

Foster Road Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Photo taken by Tom Hall

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BH Photo #115646

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over North Fork Coal Creek on Foster Road
Location
Fountain County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1910; Replaced 2009
Builder
- Attica Bridge Co. of Attica, Indiana
Design
6-panel, Bolted Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
North Fork Coal Creek Bridge (Old)
Old County Bridge #104
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.20194, -87.22389   (decimal degrees)
40°12'07" N, 87°13'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/480945/4450195 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mellott
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300081 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16134 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2008)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
114

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added loss year
  • June 2, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

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

Comments 

North Fork Coal Creek Bridge
Posted August 17, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is disappointing but not a total surprise. Fountain County has abused it's historic truss bridges and is now trying to rid themselves of what remains. I can only hope that possibly the trusses were retained somewhere.

North Fork Coal Creek Bridge
Posted August 16, 2014, by Colin Parker (kc9pdy [at] live [dot] com)

On a visit, July 27, 2014, I found that the old bridge has been replaced. I am trying to get a hold of a guy I know that hopefully still works for the County Highway Department, to try to find out when it was replaced.

North Fork Coal Creek Bridge
Posted March 27, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

This bridge would appear to be another built by Attica Bridge Company, thought there was no plaque identifying it. The portal bracing and other features are the same as those on CR 230E Bridge, which does have a plaque.

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