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Morgan Road Bridge

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Photo taken by Tony Dillon in June 2016

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BH Photo #356395

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Description 

On a limited access road within Big Oaks F&W/Jefferson Proving Grounds area. A visit would need to be scheduled with the park rangers as this is on a gated road within the facility. Grated deck and wooden supports underneath have been added by the Army to strengthen it.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Middlefork Creek on Morgan Road in Big Oaks F&W Area.
Location
Jefferson County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic but with access limited by request.
History
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1935
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 14.1 ft.
Total length: 44.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
JPG #12
Monroe Township 10
JPG #12
Monroe Township 10
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85554, -85.42533   (decimal degrees)
38°51'20" N, 85°25'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/636633/4301923 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clifty Falls
Inventory number
BH 16385 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 34.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
5

Update Log 

  • June 26, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added info

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Comments 

Morgan Road Bridge
Posted March 8, 2010, by jp

actually you can get into the jefferson proving grounds. you have to sit through a course at the entrance on safety, which im sure is the many reasons why you dont play with the unexploded war head. But im thinking about taking a day and going out there and checking it out. Im curious if i will be able to access the bridges

Morgan Road Bridge
Posted September 30, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah it looks like the coordinates are off a bit J.P.

This is one I didn't know was in Jefferson Proving Grounds. Apparently there is the Gale Bridge(through truss) and 3 ponies all on the grounds. It would be nice to have someone on the inside that could get some pics!

Morgan Road Bridge
Posted September 30, 2009, by J.P.

ok never mind im a idiot. i was looking at the NBI. and there is a morgan road inside of the jefferson proving grounds. another bridge to add to the list of locked down. so sad.

Morgan Road Bridge
Posted September 30, 2009, by J.P.

i spent entire day looking for this bridge to no avail. searching indiana and kentucky.

Morgan Road Bridge
Posted April 15, 2009, by Bill M (wmarsh [dot] wp [at] gmail [dot] com)

Uh, something wrong here... coords map this to Kentucky, not Indiana, and no bridge in sight?