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CR 600 South Deer Creek Bridge


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


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BH Photo #160651



The Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie, Indiana, designed this 42' "plate leg" girder on the basis of its patent and erected it upon cut-stone abutments. The span has been widened with two braced I-beams added on each side of the girders. These beams were placed on concrete additions to the abutments (and encasement of the original stone). Each girder is about 2' deep over its center half. Then the girders angle downward to about 4' at the abutments. Attached through stiffeners and plate inside the lower flanges, two I-floor beams carried the original 14' deck and roadway demarked by pipe guardrails attached to the top flanges of the girders. As widened, the structure carries a timber deck with a 23' asphalt roadway.


Deck plate girder bridge over Deer Creek on Road 600 South
Grant County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1893 according to SHAARD, Indiana NBI says built 1920; rehabilitated 1996. Deck was widened at some point, perhaps reason for 1920 listing on NBI.
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana (Fabricator)
Plate Leg Girder according to SHAARD
Length of largest span: 39.7 ft.
Total length: 40.6 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Also called
Grant County Bridge #123
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.46595, -85.68789   (decimal degrees)
40°27'57" N, 85°41'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/611237/4480302 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
856 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2700088 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 44732 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.5 (out of 100)
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19th Century (7,380)
Built 1893 (212)
Built during 1890s (2,935)
Deck girder (5,647)
Girder (10,000)
Grant County, Indiana (57)
Indiana (4,876)
Indiana Bridge Co. (130)
Open (39,532)
Owned by county (20,525)
Plate girder (7,740)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,424)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,005)

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  • April 3, 2010: Added by James Norwood


  • James Norwood