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Dolan Bridge

Photos 

Old and New Bridges at Dolan, Indiana on Old State Road 37

Remarkable photo of this lost bridge *and* the bridge that preceded it.

Indiana Historical Society

View this photo at images.indianahistory.org

BH Photo #182836

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Bean Blossom Creek on Old IN 37
Location
Monroe County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1920; replaced 1994
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 77.1 ft.
Total length: 159.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Bean Blossom Creek Bridge
Monroe County Bridge #5
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
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5300003 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1991)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 10.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
1,700

Update Log 

  • 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

Sources 

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