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Measel Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer

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BH Photo #132149

Map 

Videos 

Measel Road Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Measel Road Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Lake Ditch on Measel Road
Location
Morgan County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 70.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
Morgan County Bridge #107
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.54944, -86.61306   (decimal degrees)
39°32'58" N, 86°36'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/533245/4377823 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
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Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
140
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5500088 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built 1925 (1,174)
Built during 1920s (9,106)
Indiana (4,258)
Morgan County, Indiana (67)
One-lane traffic (7,504)
Open (37,232)
Owned by county (19,027)
Pony truss (15,201)
Pratt pony truss (3,230)
Pratt truss (8,187)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,175)
Structurally deficient (17,959)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,638)
Truss (29,898)

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • December 2, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 2, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • December 28, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added bridge number
  • October 20, 2015: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 5, 2015: New photos from Mike Daffron

Sources 

  • Satolli Glassmeyer - info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Measel Road Bridge
Posted October 20, 2015, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I don't know why I like this bridge so much, but...