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Clouser Bridge

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Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Description 

This bridge featured 22.5 ft panels, not uncommon for the Lafayette Bridge Company to push the limits in the 1890's.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 950 E
Location
Montgomery County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1893; replaced 1997
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
8-panel, Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 183.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.6 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #39
Sugar Creek CR 950E Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.14018, -86.72424   (decimal degrees)
40°08'25" N, 86°43'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/523490/4443352 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Colfax
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5400032 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39471 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1990)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1986)
100

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added alternate name
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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