Rating:
3 votes

Sugar Creek IN 32 Bridge

Photos 

North side

Photo taken by Brent Tindall in February 2016

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #349175

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Sugar Creek on IN 32
Location
Montgomery County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1946; rehabilitated 1979
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 169.9 ft.
Total length: 361.8 ft.
Deck width: 33.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02528, -86.97139   (decimal degrees)
40°01'31" N, 86°58'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/502441/4430563 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crawfordsville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 010470 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16685 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 66.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
3,780

Categories 

Arch (11,270)
Built 1946 (184)
Built during 1940s (3,612)
Deck arch (10,507)
Have street view (22,572)
IN 32 (4)
Indiana (4,200)
Montgomery County, Indiana (78)
NR-eligible (3,979)
Non-Select (301)
Open (36,892)
Owned by state (13,897)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,834)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,671)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2016: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • October 5, 2013: New Street View added by Brent Tindall

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Comments 

Sugar Creek IN 32 Bridge
Posted March 18, 2015, by Tom Hoffman

This is the bridge that replaced the Yountsville Covered Bridge. It was a double barreled bridge built in 1854. Seeing pictures of the covered bridge shortly before the replacement, it looked to be in rough shape. The bridge book said that the covered bridge was rather high above the creek and the concrete arch under construction at the time was supposed to be higher. I wonder how high this current bridge is above the creek.

Sugar Creek IN 32 Bridge
Posted August 22, 2006, by brant furr (brantfurr_07 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I kayak under this bridge all the time, and with a little bit of effort, you can put ashore here, and if you are brave enough, you can actually climb the concrete arch itself, all the way to its apex, where you are just a bare 4 feet below the roadway. Unforunately, this bridge, often referred to as "Yountsville Bridge" by local people, is a favorite graffiti sight for local teenagers, and as a result its aesthetic value has suffered, althought this is still a great bridge.