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Muscatatuck River IN 256 East Bridge

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The bridge is almost an exact copy of its sister bridge three miles to the west.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River on IN 256
Location
Jackson County, Indiana, and Scott County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1941; rehabilitated 1984
Design
Riveted, 10-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 174.8 ft.
Total length: 284.7 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.74250, -85.84333   (decimal degrees)
38°44'33" N, 85°50'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/600521/4288837 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scottsburg
Inventory numbers
INNBI 030840 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16347 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
1,547

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • April 10, 2011: Updated by James Baughn: Merged with duplicate listing

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Muscatatuck River IN 256 Bridge
Posted August 10, 2012, by Evelyn Taylor (katiedid2g [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a beautiful bridge. Driving over it going west from Austin on 256 you get the feeling your going back in time. Very little has change to the landscape there.