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Hushaw Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Tom Hall

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BH Photo #115625

Map 

Video 

Hushaw Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Shawnee Creek on CR 300 East
Location
Fountain County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1886 as part of a 7-span bridge across the Wabash near Attica, moved to this location in 1924.
Builder
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Likely fabricator)
Design
Wrought iron Pratt through truss.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 132.8 ft.
Total length: 134.8 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Bridge #143
Big Shawnee Creek CR 300E Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.25167, -87.20528   (decimal degrees)
40°15'06" N, 87°12'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/482542/4455710 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Attica
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300113 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16116 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 31.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
117

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • November 5, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 13, 2017: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • March 7, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 10, 2011: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • December 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • March 13, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: year built, history

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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 

Hushaw Bridge
Posted November 5, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

This has just been reopened after repair (Beulah now closed).