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Big Pipe Creek 400 West Bridge

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Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Pipe Creek on 400 W near Grissom ARB
Location
Miami County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1914; Replaced 1989. Beautiful bridge that had survived many floods during it's lifetime. Road goes South into North gate of old Grissom Air Force Base, now reserve.
Builder
- Rochester Bridge Co. of Rochester, Indiana
Design
Pratt Through truss, 7 Panel, bolted and riveted
Dimensions
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #96
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.69389, -86.14694   (decimal degrees)
40°41'38" N, 86°08'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/572074/4505126 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 42273 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 12, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff
  • April 17, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • April 9, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Big Pipe Creek 400 West Bridge
Posted October 2, 2020, by SCOTT Ash (sash5282 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looking south towards Grissom AFB

Big Pipe Creek 400 West Bridge
Posted March 12, 2020, by Scott Ash (sash5282 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My predecessor Earl Snyder saved this plaque when he maintained Miami county signs for the highway department,he retired in 2002 three years after I started working with him. I was told the history and guarded it for the next nine years until I moved on but thankfully I told the next guy and so on until today ! Now I hope to get it displayed at the Miami county museum along with three other plaques Earl saved !