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Vernon Fork US 50 Bridge

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Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River on US 50
Location
Jennings County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1930; rehabilitated 1996
Builders
- A.E. Button (Contractor)
- Indiana State Highway Commission (Designers)
Design
3-span, Open-spandrel Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 189.9 ft.
Total length: 388.7 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Indiana State Highway Bridge #50-40-917B
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.00806, -85.60472   (decimal degrees)
39°00'29" N, 85°36'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/620808/4318596 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Butlerville
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
10,091
Inventory numbers
INNBI 018680 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16430 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.3 (out of 100)
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Vernon Fork US 50 Bridge
Posted April 20, 2013, by Richard Tekulve (canoeindiana [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is aprox. 50 feet above the river below.

Vernon Fork US 50 Bridge
Posted October 10, 2008, by Don (sega65 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There are two bridges farther back east on US 50 that are not listed here. They are between Nebraska and Holton. There is a railroad high bridge and an old concrete arch bridge that was bypassed years ago by a new bridge. I don't have any pictures of the railroad bridge. I do have one of the concrete arch which is attached below.