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Salt Creek SR 229 Bridge

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Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Description 

These beautiful arches replaced the Peppertown or "Short" Covered Bridge and was within view of the "Long" Covered Bridge that spanned the Whitewater River.

Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge over Salt Creek on IN 229.
Location
Franklin County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1939; replaced 1998
Builder
- Indiana State Highway Commission (Design)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 254.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Indiana State Highway Bridge #229-24-3181
Short Covered Bridge
Hawkins Bridge
Peppertown Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.44618, -85.15045   (decimal degrees)
39°26'46" N, 85°09'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/659150/4367924 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Metamora
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
2,421
Inventory numbers
INNBI 029364 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39142 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 22, 2011: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Alternate Name
  • February 4, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Salt Creek Bridge
Posted March 6, 2011, by Tom Hoffman

This bridge was not too far south of the US 52 Whitewater River through truss bridge. At one time both of these bridges were covered bridges known as the Long and Short(also Peppertown). SR 229 goes down a steep grade before before crossing this bridge's replacement and the through truss was visible from the top of the hill. Now it stinks that there is now the Long and Short UCEBS.