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LittlePipe Creek-River Road Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken Oct. 2006 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102881

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Little Pipe Creek on River Road
Location
Miami County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1932
Builders
- Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co. of Elkhart, Indiana (Likely fabricator)
- F.N. Hoffman (Contractor)
- George Nicholson
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 53.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #73
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74194, -86.10639   (decimal degrees)
40°44'31" N, 86°06'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/575446/4510495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bunker Hill
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5200057 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16655 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2013)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 14.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
425

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge was replaced in 2014
  • March 28, 2010: New photo from James Norwood
  • December 22, 2006: Posted photos from Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

River Road Bridge B-73 Miami County
Posted January 29, 2016, by Kenneth Einselen (in52enrg [at] miamicountyin [dot] gov)

Replaced in 2014

River Road Bridge
Posted February 9, 2009, by Steve Mitchell (sjmitchell [at] my [dot] trine [dot] edu)

that is abysmal that thoughtless people would use a historic landmark to dispose of there refuse. i am highly offended.

River Road Bridge
Posted February 6, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

It is very unfortunate that rural bridges are used as dump sites for all sorts of cast off items, from Deer carcasses to Old Refrigerators, old cars and washing machines.

River Road Bridge
Posted February 5, 2009, by steve mitchell (sjmitchell [at] my [dot] trine [dot] edu)

there are dear carcasses in the water!