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Murphy Bridge

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Looking West.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2008

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Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Salamonie River on CR 800 South
Location
Huntington County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1928 by the Pan American Bridge Company; Restored in 2006.
Builders
- J.A.Crosbie
- Pan American Bridge Co. of New Castle, Indiana
Design
Riveted Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 198.1 ft.
Total length: 200.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #19
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.71222, -85.45361   (decimal degrees)
40°42'44" N, 85°27'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/630620/4507961 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Warren
Inventory numbers
INNBI 3500015 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16331 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
150

Update Log 

  • March 24, 2010: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • February 6, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • April 9, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • September 1, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • August 18, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • August 15, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • August 5, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • June 23, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: common name, builder, and truss type

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Salamonie River Bridge
Posted March 25, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is locally known as the Murphy Bridge. It was built by the Pan American Bridge Co. of New Castle,IN