Rating:
3 votes

Stafford's Ford Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Joshua Collins

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BH Photo #111651

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Little Salt Creek on CR 595 East
Location
Lawrence County, Indiana
Status
closed to all traffic
History
Built 1897 by the Lafayette Bridge Co.
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 97.1 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Lawrence County Bridge #179
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.97833, -86.36972   (decimal degrees)
38°58'42" N, 86°22'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/554593/4314561 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norman
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4700117 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16506 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2006)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
118

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2017: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added bridge number and photos
  • March 28, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • December 2, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • June 24, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Builder and truss type

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Stafford's Ford Bridge
Posted April 30, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

At least it's good to see that the county didn't just rip it out for no reason... They certainly have on other spans!

Stafford's Ford Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I told a fib. One More

Stafford's Ford Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

One last shot. I promise

Stafford's Ford Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

And another view. I obviously don't have the modern browser.

Stafford's Ford Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This item is just south of the bridge on Hunter Creek Road.

Stafford's Ford Bridge
Posted December 26, 2011, by Richard Tekulve (CANOEINDIANA [at] YAHOO>COM)

This bridge is still standing as of today (12-26-11) and remains in what appears the same condition and is closed at both ends.