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Richland Creek Bridge

Photos 

Looking north from the hill

Photo taken by Mike Daffron in March 2017

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BH Photo #384257

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Richland Creek on abandoned section of CR 675 N
Location
Greene County, Indiana
Status
abandoned with no road leading to it.
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 63.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #10
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.12071, -86.74803   (decimal degrees)
39°07'15" N, 86°44'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/521781/4330202 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stanford
Land survey
T. 8 N., R. 3 W., Sec. 21
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2800004 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39192 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1990)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
100

Update Log 

  • March 24, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 5, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Updated information
  • March 19, 2009: Updated by J.P.: roads gone but its still there
  • February 5, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted March 26, 2017, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Why would they have done a 1990 inspection on a bridge that had been closed for over 40 years? I will discount the traffic count of 100 as a WAG.

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted March 25, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Glad you got to it Mike! I have some rather poor quality County highway department pics of it taken I guess when it was still open, but I decided not to post them here. Good to know it still exists!

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted March 24, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Another one of the cant-get-there-from-here items. The deck is paved, but the land owner, who is around 50, grew up there and sez that the bridge was never open in his lifetime. There is a lot of damage to the southwest corner, which the owner sez has been there as long as he can remember. This truss is still used by the farmers in the area.