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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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Street View 

Facts 

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
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
12,575
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5200122 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16656 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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.