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Rider Ditch CR 650S Bridge

Photos 

Overview of west portal

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in the summer of 2006

BH Photo #102816

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Rider Ditch on County Road 650 South
Location
Jackson County, Indiana
Status
Gone within last couple years of photos.
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
5-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.9 ft.
Total length: 90.8 ft.
Deck width: 11.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.6 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #277
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.78619, -85.88815   (decimal degrees)
38°47'10" N, 85°53'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/596567/4293637 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tampico
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
1
Inventory numbers
INNBI 3600148 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16349 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 13.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,998)
Indiana (4,292)
Jackson County, Indiana (66)
Lost (20,023)
One-lane traffic (7,517)
Owned by county (19,123)
Pratt through truss (4,727)
Pratt truss (8,225)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,002)
Through truss (13,269)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,166)
Truss (30,033)
Wooden deck (5,902)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2018: New photos from Carl Crasher
  • October 14, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 22, 2014: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 29, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • October 2, 2006: Posted photos from Joshua Collins

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Rider Ditch CR 650S Bridge
Posted October 18, 2018, by Carl Crasher

I was just at this location in October 2018 the bridge is gone. There is a little bit of metal in the photos I posted. Don't know whether it got taken out in a flood or what.

Rider Ditch Bridge
Posted December 15, 2007, by chris (chris_03262003 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

its rare to see bridges like this stil standing