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County Line Bridge

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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

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BH Photo #115533

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Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Big Blue River on CR 900 East
Location
Hancock County, Indiana, and Rush County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1916 by Burk Construction Co.
Builders
- Burk Construction Co. of New Castle, Indiana
- Pan American Bridge Co. of New Castle, Indiana
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 204.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1994
Also called
Great Iron Lady of the Blue River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.70981, -85.63300   (decimal degrees)
39°42'35" N, 85°37'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/617181/4396442 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Morristown
Inventory numbers
INNBI 3000525 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 94001356 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16252 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 85.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
180

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • October 18, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • January 30, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • November 13, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • July 26, 2008: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • July 21, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • July 5, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon

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Comments 

County Line Bridge
Posted June 29, 2016, by Natalie

This is my favorite bridge of all the ones this site has led me to! I think this picture does a little bit more justice to the actual structure of the bridge

County Line Bridge
Posted June 29, 2016, by Natalie

This is my favorite bridge of all the ones this site has led me to! I think this picture does a little bit more justice to the actual structure of the bridge

County Line Bridge
Posted October 18, 2009, by Todd aka "bridgebuilder" (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Tony

This span looks similar to the three camelbacks that made up the former Hopkins Street bridge in my hometown. I plan on going to my public library and ask for permission then scan and post pictures of that bridge. The Hopkins Street bridge was built in 1914 after the great flood of 1913 took out it's iron predecessor. The camelback pratt truss lasted to 1982 when gusset plates below the deck of the center span doomed it. It was removed the fall of 1983. A concrete replacement span opened in 1984.

County Line Bridge
Posted March 27, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was restored in recent years. It was erected by the Burk Construction Co. of New Castle, IN and the trusses were likely manufactured by the Pan American Bridge Co. also of New Castle. It is a Parker Thru Truss.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.