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Saddle Barn Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Joshua Collins

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BH Photo #111646

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Saddle Barn Road

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Leatherwood Creek on Saddle Barn Road in Bedford
Location
Lawrence County, Indiana
Status
Slightly refurbished and reopened late 2014
History
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1988; Closed 2013; rehabilitated 2014 and reopened
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.9 ft.
Total length: 96.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Lawrence County Bridge #139
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85983, -86.46286   (decimal degrees)
38°51'35" N, 86°27'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/546603/4301359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bedford East
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4700106 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16510 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 48.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
363

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 29, 2017: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added bridge number and photos
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 11, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • March 29, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • January 14, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron

Comments 

Saddle Barn Road Bridge
Posted September 10, 2014, by TM (apmarino1966 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I forgot to post the photograph I took. It is a nice old bridge, but the rust is getting heavy on the underside.

Saddle Barn Road Bridge
Posted September 10, 2014, by TM (apmarino1966 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was in Bedford a few months ago, and this bridge was opened. It has a new wooden deck with an asphalt overlay. The county also poured some new concrete on the roadway at each end of the bridge. The work on the wooden deck is not the best, as some of the planks are still loose and banged when I drove over it.

Saddle Barn Road Bridge
Posted June 15, 2013, by Tim Wray (tim [at] backwoodrealm [dot] com)

This bridge was closed in the last two weeks. Unsure if there are plans to restore it at this time.