Rating:
3 votes

Coal Creek CR 100N Bridge

Photos 

Portal

Photo taken by Tom Hall in October 2008

Enlarge

BH Photo #125695

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Coal Creek on CR 100 North
Location
Fountain County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1886 as part of a 7-span bridge in Attica, moved to this location in 1924
Builder
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Likely Fabricator)
Design
Wrought iron Pratt through truss (8-panel pinned)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 127.9 ft.
Total length: 130.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #131
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.14250, -87.24986   (decimal degrees)
40°08'33" N, 87°14'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/478716/4443603 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mellott
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300103 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16123 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 35.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
117

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2016: New Street View added by Dave King
  • March 7, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 10, 2011: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 15, 2009: Updated by James McCray: updated future prospects
  • March 13, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed date,history
  • October 11, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall: photos added

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Coal Creek Bridge
Posted February 21, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Site visited this bridge last weekend. Bridge clearly has been closed to traffic for emergency repairs, but should reopen soon. It appears someone hit one of the endposts, damaged/destroyed it and the hip vertical, and also hit the vertical-mounted guardrail so hard the guardrail bolts tore themselves out of the wrought iron. The county's implemented repair is sketchy at best. The new hip vertical looks fine, but they welded a new endpost together and also put inserted real rivets, but they appear to have cut, welded, and ground the field end of the rivets. So its flat looking on the field end. It probably took 10x longer to make this sorry attempt at a replica than it would have taken to hire a company like Bach Steel to simply fabricate and ship an exact replica using real rivets.