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Secrest Ferry Bridge

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East side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in October 2008

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Overview
Bypassed Pennsylvania through truss bridge over White River on County Line Road (CR 500 East)
Location
Monroe County, Indiana, and Owen County, Indiana
Status
Restored and open for pedestrian use.
History
Built 1903 by the Lafayette Engineering Co.; bypassed by new bridge in 1990; restored 2008
Builders
- Lafayette Engineering Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Pin-connected, 16-panel Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 319.9 ft.
Total length: 323.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1996
Also called
Owen County Bridge #9,
Monroe County Bridge #164
Gosport bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.33253, -86.67685   (decimal degrees)
39°19'57" N, 86°40'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/527850/4353728 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gosport
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96000603 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
INNBI 6000009 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 37493 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/1990)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 25.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
1,100

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 18, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added county Bridge number
  • March 13, 2014: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • October 21, 2012: New Street View added by Tony Dillon
  • June 18, 2012: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • April 24, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 6, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Updated status.
  • September 7, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Year built, Builder and NRHP date
  • October 20, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • October 2, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon

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Comments 

Secrest Ferry Bridge
Posted October 20, 2012, by ? (jimpicou [at] rocketmail [dot] com)

Painted by Bloomfield Painting Inc.

Secrest Ferry Bridge
Posted February 9, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

But yet, I am extremely happy to see this beautiful span restored! Beats seeing it in it's former rusty state!!

Secrest Ferry Bridge
Posted December 2, 2009, by Dan Reitmeyer (dan [at] clrconstruction [dot] com)

Ferry bridge has been restored by CLR Inc. of Vincennes Indiana