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Business US31 Wabash River Bridge

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Photo taken Oct. 2006 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102884

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Overview
Three-span through truss bridge over Wabash River on Business US 31 at Peru
Location
Peru, Miami County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1988. Former US 31, also know as the Blue Star Highway with plaque at Southwest corner at road intersection
Builder
- Indiana State Highway Commission
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 609.8 ft.
Deck width: 28.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #159
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74233, -86.09659   (decimal degrees)
40°44'32" N, 86°05'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/576274/4510546 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bunker Hill
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5200122 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16656 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
12,575

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 9, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • December 22, 2006: Posted photos from Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Flickr Photo
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old US 31 Wabash River Business Bridge
Posted July 16, 2012, by Todd (waycool67 [at] rocketmail [dot] com)

There is a void that slaps you in the face when you drive over an ugly concrete eyesore bridge. Last Sunday I relived childhood thrills while in Peru, Indiana. Concrete eyesores still are invading the historic bridge inventory. Lord, I'd hate to see a UCEB here next time around.