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Big Eagle Creek Kentucky Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by John Weller in March 2009

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BH Photo #135433

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Big Eagle Creek on Kentucky Avenue in Indianapolis
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1935
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.5 ft.
Total length: 203.0 ft.
Deck width: 45.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73667, -86.19639   (decimal degrees)
39°44'12" N, 86°11'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/568859/4398839 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maywood
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
13,162
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4900299 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16535 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,528)
Built 1935 (1,394)
Built during 1930s (11,242)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,772)
Deck arch (10,780)
Have street view (25,400)
Indiana (4,625)
Indianapolis, Indiana (160)
Marion County, Indiana (201)
Open (38,205)
Owned by city (4,926)
Skewed (4,815)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,601)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,059)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2012: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • December 30, 2012: New photo from J.P.
  • March 15, 2009: New photo from John Weller

Sources 

  • John Weller - jweller [at] indy [dot] rr [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Big Eagle Creek Kentucky Avenue Bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yes it is, thank you much for that link. And I for one see history and beauty in bridges whether they be road or rail-road bridges.

Big Eagle Creek Kentucky Avenue Bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

You're asking in the right place, and if it is, it should be listed on the county page where this bridge is listed. Not all historical railroad bridges are posted here. Some of us see historical interest in old rail bridges and some of us don't see historical interest in old rail bridges unless they cross (or go under) a roadway.

That said, is this the railroad bridge you're asking about?

http://bridgehunter.com/in/marion/bh41302/

Big Eagle Creek Kentucky Avenue Bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not sure where to ask this, but is the RR bridge located right next to this bridge located on the site?