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Long Pond Bridge

Photos 

DNR photo

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BH Photo #157011

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Long Pond and White River on CR 1050 South
Location
Knox County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned with portion of deck missing
History
Built ca.1905 by the Canton Bridge Company
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 118.1 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County bridge #232
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.57241, -87.25452   (decimal degrees)
38°34'21" N, 87°15'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/477828/4269358 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Monroe City
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4200098 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2008)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
50

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • January 29, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Modified information
  • April 21, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 27, 2010: New photos from James Simmons
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder, truss type, and coordinates

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James Simmons - james [at] simmons [dot] net
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Long Pond Bridge
Posted August 8, 2016, by Matt Lohry

Well, Tony, I'm not sure if he was happy about it, but I'm sure glad he did!

Long Pond Bridge
Posted August 8, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Google driver took a wrong turn out of Evansville!

Long Pond Bridge
Posted August 8, 2016, by Matt Lohry

I'm actually amazed that it has a street view...

Long Pond Bridge
Posted August 7, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Visited this bridge and I will state that it is the MOST remote, out of the way bridge I have yet viewed. Seriously, you can't get there from here. Big Bayou in Gibson Co and also a lulu.

Long Pond Bridge
Posted January 3, 2007, by Clark Griswold

This historic through truss is still standing but closed to traffic. It is absolutely in the middle of nowhere on Long Pond (a former alignment of the White River). The bridge has been bypassed directly north with a dirt road over a culvert.