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Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer

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BH Photo #132138

Map 

Video 

Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on Old IN 37
Location
Morgan County, Indiana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
History
Built 1925
Design
Three riveted, skewed Warren pony trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 237.8 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Morgan County Bridge #224
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.39306, -86.45639   (decimal degrees)
39°23'35" N, 86°27'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/546810/4360536 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Martinsville
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
510
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5500142 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16703 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built 1925 (1,165)
Built during 1920s (9,065)
Closed (2,500)
Doomed (1,041)
IN 37 (5)
Indiana (4,253)
Morgan County, Indiana (67)
NR-eligible (3,979)
Owned by county (19,009)
Pony truss (15,188)
Select (529)
Skewed (4,774)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,960)
Structurally deficient (18,032)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,879)
Truss (29,878)
Warren pony truss (2,988)
Warren truss (5,945)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2017: New photos from Jim Grey
  • October 18, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 2, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 28, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: added bridge number and photos
  • January 18, 2015: Updated by Jim Grey: Closed to traffic
  • December 16, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Slated for demolition and replacement.

Sources 

Comments 

Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge
Posted January 23, 2015, by Don Morrison

Click on the "view uglybridges.com report" button and read the 2012 inspection notes.

Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge
Posted January 18, 2015, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Does anybody know why this bridge is slated for demo? My Google-fu is turning up nothing.