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Back Creek Bridge CR 850 E

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

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Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Back Creek on Base Line
Location
Lawrence County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1915; replaced 1993
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Also called
Lawrence County Bridge #40
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.86222, -86.30333   (decimal degrees)
38°51'44" N, 86°18'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/560442/4301717 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tunnelton
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4700015 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39400 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/1990)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 34.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
200

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • April 29, 2017: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added bridge number
  • February 7, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron

Comments 

Back Creek Bridge
Posted July 16, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

These photos are of the bridge that's here now. Interesting that they chose a steel deck.