Rating:
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White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge

Photos 

Sorry a bit blurry -- this is a DashboardCam shot. Notice the stoplights and how traffic is now shunted down the center.

Photo taken by Jim Grey in August 2010

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BH Photo #174957

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss bridge over White River Overflow on IN 57
Location
Greene County, Indiana
Status
Demolished
History
Built ca. 1940; rehabilitated 1982
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 409.7 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.93583, -87.01722   (decimal degrees)
38°56'09" N, 87°01'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/498507/4309656 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lyons
Inventory numbers
INNBI 020720 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16229 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2011)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 8.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
3,412

Update Log 

  • December 13, 2015: Updated by Mike Daffron: Gone, now there is a giant hole
  • January 18, 2015: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • June 25, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated bridge design
  • October 1, 2011: New photos from Ed Hollowell
  • August 29, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • August 28, 2010: New photo from Jim Grey

Sources 

  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted December 13, 2015, by Mike Daffron (Daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Gone, just like the mothership Newberry bridge. Big, ugly hole now. What a shame! Now nobody will see it in because everyone will be traveling I69. I'm guessing that since it was just an overflow and road goes beside it's open grave, there will be no replacement. Anyone? Bah! Humbug!

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted October 4, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Simple mistake my friend... just happy to be of assistance.

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted October 3, 2011, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Sorry Tony, but who would have thought they had two bridges signaled for one lane. I didn't remember seeing this bridge but took photos of the White River Bridge. I moved them to the correct bridge.

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted October 2, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Pics #2 and 3 appear to be of the White River 4-span bridge and not the overflow spans.

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted August 29, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

With a little web-fu, I turned up this article:

http://gcdailyworld.com/story/1642356.html

It says that this bridge, and its neighbor, are slated for replacement in 2013, barring intervention from historic preservationists and environmentalists (because of the presence of the brown bat here). The lane restrictions will remain until then.

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted August 29, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

That's just what I was thinking. I wonder how we can find out what brought this change about. I wish I had connections at INDOT!

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted August 28, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not a good sign to see this state highway span converted to a one lane bridge........

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted August 28, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

I drove this bridge today. It's been converted to one-lane traffic. There are stoplights on the bridge at either end controlling traffic.