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Park Avenue Bridge



Photo taken by James Norwood


BH Photo #296204

Street View 


Bridge over Kokomo Creek on Park Avenue
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
Demolished and replaced.
Built in 1963 on a new alignment of Park Avenue after expansion of the former Continental Steel factory claimed part of the old Park Avenue.
Length of largest span: 38.1 ft.
Total length: 80.1 ft.
Deck width: 28.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47062, -86.15139   (decimal degrees)
40°28'14" N, 86°09'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/571937/4480339 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kokomo West
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 3400126 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 62731 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 31, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: Replaced in 2017; INDOT Des. No. 1400994
  • September 29, 2014: New photos from James Norwood
  • August 29, 2014: New Street View added by James Norwood



Park Avenue Bridge
Posted August 29, 2014, by James Norwood

Taken From August 18 2014 Kokomo Tribune.


"The other project will replace the bridge on West Park Avenue over Kokomo Creek between Markland Avenue and Defenbaugh Street.

The approximate cost of the bridge replacement and relocation of the road will be $222,500, with $178,200 being covered by federal funds.

Upon completion, Cain said the crossing will be a wider bridge with better alignment, with a sidewalk on at least one side of the road.

“At one point the city had thought about relocating that road to the east but they’ve decided not to do that,” he said. “This will go to a similar place. We’ll try to adjust the alignment of that road a little bit.

“We thought about revamping [the bridge], but by the time all the work would be done, it was determined it would make more sense economically to replace the whole thing.”

The county is starting the design process for the bridge replacement. Cain expects construction to begin in 2018."