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Thunder Bridge

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Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Big Pipe Creek on CR 125 W
Location
Miami County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1924; replaced 1999
Builders
- Berne Welch of Peru, Indiana (Designer and Engineer)
- F.N. Hoffman (Contractor)
- Pan American Bridge Co. of New Castle, Indiana (likely fabricator)
Design
Pratt Through truss, 7 Panel Riveted.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 126.0 ft.
Total length: 133.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Pipe Creek CR 125W Bridge
Old County Bridge #99
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.66838, -86.09573   (decimal degrees)
40°40'06" N, 86°05'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/576430/4502338 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bunker Hill
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5200078 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
Miami County Bridge B-99
BH 39454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/1991)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 36.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
400

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added common name per forum comment.
  • March 10, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Luke

Comments 

County Road 125 West Big Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted April 19, 2017, by Kenneth Einselen (in52engr [at] miamicountyin [dot] gov)

This bridge is identified as B-99 in the county bridge inventory and was locally referred to as "Thunder Bridge" due to the wood plank deck "thundering" as vehicles crossed the structure.