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Houchins Ditch Bridge

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West side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in August 2008

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Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Houchins Ditch on CR 350 East
Location
Gibson County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge and stored by the county for possible reuse
Future prospects
Available for reuse
History
Built 1915; replaced by a new bridge in 2010 and dismantled
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Riveted, 6-panel Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
New Pakota River Bridge
Gibson County Bridge #68
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.40078, -87.50118   (decimal degrees)
38°24'03" N, 87°30'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/456238/4250402 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Patoka
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2600044 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16192 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2008)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
130

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed status as this bridge is not lost
  • December 29, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Changed common name and added builder
  • September 5, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • September 1, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status and year lost
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name and Design
  • September 24, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • September 9, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson

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Comments 

Houchins Ditch Bridge
Posted March 19, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was replaced.....but has been dismantled and may be available for reuse. Here is the INDOT HBMP link:

http://www.in.gov/indot/2993.htm

New Pakota River Bridge
Posted July 3, 2010, by James Simmons

I think this bridge may have been removed...