Rating:
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Deep Cut Lake Road Bridge #50

Photos 

North side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2009

Enlarge

BH Photo #140623

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Deep Cut Lake Road
Location
Martin County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1890; rehabilitated 1995
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 106.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Beaver Creek Bridge #50
Martin County Bridge #50
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.67833, -86.72361   (decimal degrees)
38°40'42" N, 86°43'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/524041/4281118 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Huron
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5100025 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16623 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 37.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
63

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 22, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added County Bridge Number
  • July 20, 2014: New photos from Ed Hollowell
  • May 25, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted July 22, 2014, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

I have learned a bit about the past. The bridge is on Deep Cut Lake Road, or at least that is what they call it now. This road has three pony truss bridges and one Pratt through truss bridges. All four cross Beaver Creek. The three pony trusses are similar.

This road is built on a railroad right of way which was abandoned, as close as I can tell in 1899. I believe the abutments were reused from the railroad, the lower stone parts being pre 1899 and the concrete being added for the road bridges.

This would be at least the second bridge at this location. the first being a railroad bridge.

This bridge is subject to a large amount of corrosion and has been extensively repaired. To my untrained eye it looks very tired. Despite major efforts the steel used appears not to be of a type which weathers well and I would understand its replacement.