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County Line Road Bridge

Photos 

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

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BH Photo #164170

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over White River on County Line Road (CR 500E/ CR 100W)
Location
Madison County, Indiana, and Delaware County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca.1915, replaced in 1987
Design
Riveted Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 96.0 ft.
Total length: 192.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Also called
Madison County Bridge #109
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11967, -85.57598   (decimal degrees)
40°07'11" N, 85°34'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/621343/4442011 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middletown
Inventory number
BH 45176 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • May 5, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Sheldon Wiens

Comments 

County Line Road Bridge
Posted April 8, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Unfortunately.....I don't think the responsible parties really care......

County Line Road Bridge
Posted April 8, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I agree with Matt. Having a comparison can be beneficial. There is no better argument in favor of preservation than comparing the appearance of a historic truss bridge to a pre-stressed slab of box beams.

Adding the Street Views to show a replacement bridge doesn't bother me. Its not like the Street View is cluttering up the bridge listings like when a modern bridge is added to as its own dedicated BridgeHunter page.

County Line Road Bridge
Posted April 8, 2011, by Matt Lohry

I agree that the UCEB's are structures that nobody wants to look at; however, providing a street view of a replacement structure does provide a glimpse of the damage done when an historic bridge is replaced, and helps to increase public awareness of the negative effects of such a replacement--I've added a few street views to my own historic bridge additions, just to make an impact statement that says, "How do you like it now!? See what you've done??"

County Line Road Bridge
Posted April 8, 2011, by Jacob P. Bernard (jacob_bernard [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have to agree, having a street view of the UCEB replacement to a lost truss bridge is indeed a "poop quake". There is no use in a street view of the replacement. It is not necessary at all.

County Line Road Bridge
Posted April 7, 2011, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Tony's photo's of the original truss bridge from the Indiana State Department : Priceless.

Sheldon's street view of the UCEB : wait...

wait for it...

POOP QUAKE!!!

County Line Road Bridge
Posted April 7, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sheldon....I'm rather confused why you would add a street view of a UCEB that replaced an historic span almost 25 years ago. I remember this bridge well and added the old photos of it for others to enjoy...... I don't think anyone cares what the ugly slab looks like.

This belongs on the Uglybridges site.