Rating:
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North Fork Coal Creek CR 30E Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Tom Hall

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BH Photo #115619

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over North Fork Coal Creek on CR 30 East
Location
Fountain County, Indiana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
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: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #113
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.19750, -87.25694   (decimal degrees)
40°11'51" N, 87°15'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/478130/4449709 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stone Bluff
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300088 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16122 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2012)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 14.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
120

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2016: New photos from Colin J Parker
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Colin J Parker

Comments 

Coal Creek Bridge
Posted June 15, 2016, by Colin J Parker

I managed to get to visit this bridge, on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The road, CR30, from the north is blocked with a large pile of gravel, at its junction with Aylesworth Road. It is possible to park, at the north end, by Aylesworth Road, and walk or cycle the 1/4 mile to the bridge. Also, there are large piles of gravel, to prevent vehicular access, at either end of the bridge. CR 30, because it is blocked off, is starting to get overgrown. The bridge is still intact, but is on poor condition. I took some more recent photo's which are added above.

Coal Creek Bridge
Posted March 26, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

This bridge is probably in the worst shape of all the bridges in this county, and is starting to show its age. It doesnít appear that there is a lot of traffic on the road it serves and may be the reason it hasnít been as well maintained as some of the other bridges in this county.

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