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Flatrock Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview looking East

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

Enlarge

BH Photo #163254

Map 

Description 

Sits on bedrock, with no man-made substructure.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Flatrock Creek on County Road 1225 North
Location
Jennings County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1895
Design
5-panel, Pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #50
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.16412, -85.44488   (decimal degrees)
39°09'51" N, 85°26'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/634352/4336141 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Millhousen
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4000048 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16406 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 33.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
100

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • January 22, 2017: New photos from John Key
  • April 21, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added truss type and adjusted coordinates

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Key

Comments 

Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted January 22, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Does seem like the first step to replacement......

Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted January 22, 2017, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Should we be concerned that the load limit has been reduced from 10 tons to 5 tons?

Regards,

Art S.

Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted January 22, 2017, by John Key

We were driving a long at a steady pace, suddenly the road changed to gravel, we slowed down as the road dipped into a valley and hugged a creek bed. The banks of the creek worn away by time, jutting out in smooth and jagged outcroppings. The road weaved and followed the meandering path of the creek. Clusters of trees clung to the hillsides and fields as we rounded the last curve. Then there beneath the limbs of its watchful guardian, accompanied by a lone aging barn. The bridge sat, graciously allowing us passage to the other side. Few bridges ever last this long, forgotten and tucked away on this less traveled backroad, quietly serving its purpose for over 122 years. Hidden from the world this little gem still gets to shine, we hope to return again one day down the heavenly winding path that led us to you.

Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted August 28, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Beautiful bridge and creek. Nice little wooden bridge built nearby.