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Black Creek Bridge CR 400 North

Photos 

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

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BH Photo #160460

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Black Creek CR400N Bridge

Modern? Yes, but better than the usual turd

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Warren Pony truss bridge over Black Creek on CR 400 North in Van Buren
Location
Van Buren, Grant County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a modern Warren pony truss
History
Built 1917
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 57.0 ft.
Total length: 61.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Grant County Bridge #43
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.61026, -85.50065   (decimal degrees)
40°36'37" N, 85°30'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/626839/4496574 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Van Buren
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
450
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2700036 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16197 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 82.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 27, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 20, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 3, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Bridge replaced my modern truss bridge

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com