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Crooked Creek CR 500E 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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Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge over Crooked Creek on CR 500 East
Location
Jennings County, Indiana
Status
Demolished after being severly damaged by heavy farm equipment
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 22.0 ft.
Total length: 35.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #53
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.98528, -85.52139   (decimal degrees)
38°59'07" N, 85°31'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/628065/4316182 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vernon
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
50
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4000051 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16403 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 10, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status per forum post

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Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted January 10, 2012, by Richard Tekulve (CANOEINDIANA [at] YAHOO [dot] COM)

GONE. This bridge was torn down last month (Dec 2011) according to a front-page article in today's (Jan. 10,2012) North Vernon Sun newspaper. It will be replaced with an UCEB in the very near future. Another one, unfortunately "bites the dust" again.