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Camp Creek IN 7 Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by Mark Gish

BH Photo #102821

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Camp Creek on IN 7 in Dupont
Location
Dupont, Jefferson County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement in 2014.
History
Built 1925; rehabilitated and widened in 1965
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.7 ft.
Total length: 75.8 ft.
Deck width: 32.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.88939, -85.51974   (decimal degrees)
38°53'22" N, 85°31'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/628380/4305543 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vernon
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
4,800
Inventory numbers
INNBI 001960 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16376 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97.2 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Arch (11,421)
Built 1925 (1,205)
Built during 1920s (9,300)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,725)
Deck arch (10,661)
Doomed (1,063)
Dupont, Indiana (1)
Indiana (4,554)
Jefferson County, Indiana (40)
Open (38,111)
Owned by state (14,719)
Skewed (4,792)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,410)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,268)

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added city
  • January 7, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed. Added drawings showing original arch bridge design.
  • January 15, 2007: Posted photos from Mark Gish

Sources 

Comments 

Camp Creek IN 7 Bridge
Posted January 7, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Original plans show this arch was original of traditional design with attractive paneled railings. The bridge was widened with box beams. The bridge is to be demolished and replaced in 2014. Based on the photos here, it seems the box beams are in worse shape than the older arch portion of the bridge. Yet another example of how modern bridges are inferior to historic bridges.