Rating:
3 votes

Beulah Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Tom Hall

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BH Photo #115630

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Shawnee Creek on CR 230 East
Location
Fountain County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Builder
- Attica Bridge Co. of Attica, Indiana
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 118.1 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Big Shawnee Creek Bridge
County Bridge #142
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24472, -87.21833   (decimal degrees)
40°14'41" N, 87°13'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/481429/4454942 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mellott
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300112 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16115 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
120

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 1, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added historic name.
  • 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

Comments 

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

The nice thing about most of the bridges I have found in Fountain County is that they’re basically unmodified from they’re original state and though not painted, are otherwise well maintained. This bridge for example has had the floor beams replaced and nice heavy planks installed on the floor. Just goes to show that these old bridges can be repaired and not replaced.

The plaque reads: 1911

Built by the Attica Bridge Co., Attica IND.

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