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Lawrence County Bridge #172

Photos 

A Long View, Looking Southwest From The North Side Of Leatherwood Creek Toward The East (Upstream) Side Of The Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #312546

Map 

Description 

The bridge is significant as an early example of a reinforced concrete, continuous girder structure in Indiana. Such bridges are rare in the state. It is locally significant for its association with early concrete production in the area.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete deck girder bridge over Leatherwood Creek on Cement Plant Road
Location
Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909
Design
Continuous reinforced concrete girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.7 ft.
Total length: 73.2 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85472, -86.46944   (decimal degrees)
38°51'17" N, 86°28'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/546035/4300788 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bedford East
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
24
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4700114 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 46923 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 5, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • November 10, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • HAER IN-97 - Cement Plant Road Bridge, Spanning Leatherwood Creek on County Road 50 South, Bedford, Lawrence County, IN