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Cardinal Road bridge

Photos 

South side

11/3/2007

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson

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BH Photo #115460

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Busseron Creek on Cardinal Road (CR 1100 North)
Location
Knox County, Indiana
Status
Bypassed by a new bridge
History
Built in 1895 by the Indiana Bridge Company; now bypassed
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 161.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #165
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89546, -87.49874   (decimal degrees)
38°53'44" N, 87°29'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/456749/4305293 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Carlisle
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4200004 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16451 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2008)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
130

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder
  • June 18, 2008: New photo from Robert Stephenson

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Cardinal Road bridge
Posted December 13, 2015, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Visited yesterday. Nifty bridge, the "replacement" is quite an insult. At least it's still there.

Cardinal Road bridge
Posted June 28, 2011, by James Simmons

I'd hardly call the new "bridge" a "modern structure" Its basically a dirt road over a pipe.

Busseron Creek Bridge
Posted January 3, 2007, by Clark Griswold

The old bridge still stands as a new modern structure has been built directly south of it.

Busseron Creek Bridge
Posted January 3, 2007, by Clark Griswold

This through truss has been closed to traffic.