Rating:
3 votes

Base Road Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Chris Light

BH Photo #102842

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Wooden bridge over the CSX Railroad on Base Road
Location
Jennings County, Indiana
Status
demolished
History
Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated 1970; Closed July 2013; raized Aug. 5, 2013.
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Timber stringer. Includes supplemental Phoenix column bents added as a repair.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 119.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Skew angle
20 degrees
Also called
Haines Corner wooden bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.98472, -85.68583   (decimal degrees)
38°59'05" N, 85°41'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/613822/4315902 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hayden
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
110
Inventory numers
INNBI 4000128 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16391 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 14, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Baltimore & Ohio Railroad"
  • August 11, 2013: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Changed status
  • August 7, 2013: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Bridge has been replaced and removed
  • April 17, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge includes supplemental Phoenix Column bents.
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 23, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • February 23, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • August 21, 2006: Posted photos from Chris Light

Sources 

  • Chris Light - CJKADJ [at] juno [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

Base Road Bridge
Posted August 15, 2013, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

This makes me very sad. I remember a few years ago when I explored all the old alignments of US 50 and its predecessors across Indiana. I didn't know this bridge was there until I came upon it and it was one of those "oh wow!!!" moments I live for as a bridge lover.

Base Road Bridge
Posted August 11, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

An absolute waste of what could have been a nice pedestrian crossing at this location...Not to mention a piece of history saved!

We save quite a few of them here in the Hoosier State...But there is still work to be done!

Base Road Bridge
Posted August 11, 2013, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)
Base Road Bridge
Posted April 17, 2012, by james mccray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

ooohhhh sweet.....awesome

Base Road Bridge
Posted April 17, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The goodies are underneath this bridge. Take the time to look under this bridge and you will find reused Phoenix columns added by B&O as repairs to the bridge. (Thanks to Jim Cooper for pointing this out)

Base Road Bridge
Posted June 12, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to my old maps and road guides, Base Rd. was the original alignment of US 50 (and its predecessor, State Road 4, under Indiana's pre-1927 numbering scheme).