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Tunnel Hill Rd. bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Nick in March 2011

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BH Photo #223146

Map 

Description 

Interesting little bridge over a nice view of a railroad rock-cut. Unfortunately, I failed to see that the nearby tunnel was filled in, and I went in search of the remains to it. But seeing this made the trip worth it, and me and my g/f got some nice exercise on the old 'right-of-way' that led to the filled in tunnel.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge
Location
Harrison County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 212.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.32407, -86.19345   (decimal degrees)
38°19'27" N, 86°11'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/570500/4242079 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Depauw
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
220
Inventory numbers
INNBI 3100047 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 50887 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (13,783)
Built 1982 (61)
Built during 1980s (625)
Harrison County, Indiana (42)
Indiana (4,556)
Modern (2,067)
Open (38,143)
Owned by county (19,556)
Span length 175-250 feet (1,862)
Steel stringer (5,413)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,992)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2012: Updated by Matt Lohry: Added NBI info
  • January 9, 2012: Added by Nick

Sources 

  • Nick
  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Tunnel Hill Rd. bridge
Posted January 11, 2012, by Nick

Yes, I'm sorry...the view was what I was going for and only reason I posted. I am on the bridge though. :)

Tunnel Hill Rd. bridge
Posted January 10, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yes...might have been an interesting bridge there in 1981!

Tunnel Hill Rd. bridge
Posted January 10, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Obviously Matthew and I concur here!

Tunnel Hill Rd. bridge
Posted January 10, 2012, by Matt Lohry

As the bridge is a 1982 steel stringer, it sounds like the surrounding scenery is much more interesting than the bridge itself anyway...

Tunnel Hill Rd. bridge
Posted January 10, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I think maybe he's standing on it...and we're just seeing the view...

Tunnel Hill Rd. bridge
Posted January 10, 2012, by Matthew Lohry

It looks like he took the picture from the bridge--looks like some shading in the pic from the railings.

Tunnel Hill Rd. bridge
Posted January 10, 2012, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

I just don't see a bridge here.