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Staples Ford Bridge

Photos 

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

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BH Photo #158737

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River on CR 910 W
Location
Jennings County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1897 by the Lafayette bridge Company; replaced 1995
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.9 ft.
Total length: 192.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #113
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89429, -85.77716   (decimal degrees)
38°53'39" N, 85°46'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/606046/4305756 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chestnut Ridge
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
250
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4000104 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39322 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name, builder and truss type
  • March 23, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • February 6, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com