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Dolan Steel Bridge (1927)

Photos 

Dolan on Old SR37

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BH Photo #227538

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Bean Blossom Creek on Old State Road 37.
Location
Monroe County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1927; replaced 1994
Design
(2) 7-panel, riveted Warren pony trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 77.1 ft.
Total length: 159.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Monroe County Bridge #5
Bean Blossom Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.24191, -86.49876   (decimal degrees)
39°14'31" N, 86°29'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/543255/4343741 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Unionville
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
2,268
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5300003 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 93.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff and fixed typo.
  • April 15, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 6, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • May 18, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added county Bridge number
  • October 20, 2010: Updated by Jim Grey: Corrected GPS coords
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Dolan Bridge
Posted April 15, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

You are correct Mike. I removed the photo, as it was from a modern postcard.

Dolan Bridge
Posted April 15, 2022, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Pretty sure this is Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge just south of Martinsville in Morgan County. Looks like it's been saved from I69 as part of a trail.

Dolan Bridge
Posted April 15, 2022, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think that the latest photo posted here is incorrect. The Dolan bridge only had two spans.