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Black Creek Bridge

Photos 

South end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in April 2008

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BH Photo #116145

Map 

Videos 

Black Creek Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Black Creek Bridge (2)

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Black Creek on CR 1450 West
Location
Greene County, Indiana
Status
Closed
History
Built ca. 1890
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Greene County Bridge #188
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01628, -87.21291   (decimal degrees)
39°00'59" N, 87°12'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/481568/4318604 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Linton
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
110
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2800129 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 9, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to closed
  • September 30, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • August 26, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • July 30, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • July 4, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 2, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 28, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate Name and Builder
  • June 29, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Black Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Appears to be wrought iron, so I doubt there is much wrong with the trusses. If the floor beams were replaced at some point with steel (which I doubt), then they could be bad. Likely replacing the stringers and deck would be all that is needed to reopen this one to light traffic.

This one didn't make the cut on the Select/Non-Select list. Believe me we tried to get almost every NS through truss reclassified, but didn't win as many as I would have liked.

If this is in a state forest then Greene County wouldn't have jurisdiction to treat it like one of their ponies. And it would cost them a lot more so they might not want to anyway.

Black Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like they blocked it off with dirt and a Jeep lol

Black Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, there are actually a lot of bridges around here with shoes hanging from them, it is just kinda weird. I visited the bridge early last fall, when it was still open, and there was almost no graffiti. As far as the bridge is concerned, I was just hoping it would be repaired. It is in Goose Pond Wildlife Reserve

Black Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Mike,due to the location of the bridge i'm thinking it was probably kids goofing off putting those shoes where they were on the bridge.Here where I live in Reading there is a meaning for shoes hanging from wires but I don't think it applies to this bridge.

Black Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge today. Looks like it might not be reopened. LOTS of graffiti and shoes.

Black Creek Bridge
Posted June 10, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hope you're right on Black Creek and Beehunter. BTW, someone has swiped the "town" sign for "Beehunter" on 67. I guess no one will know of it's existence. There is nothing there now.

Black Creek Bridge
Posted June 9, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Beehunter is likely safe. And I doubt they'll replace this one.

The ponies in Greene and Owen have been systematically slaughtered.

Black Creek Bridge
Posted June 9, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Damn, Tony! You done pooped all over the Indiana-Bridge PopTart!. Lotsa, unfortunately, not-good info. Guess I'll have to swing over to the Black Creek bridge in Greene. I suppose it won't be long for Martindale, Fourmile and Beehunter bridges. Woe.