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Old IN37 Bluff Creek Bridge

Photos 

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

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Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Bluff Creek on Old IN 37
Location
Morgan County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930
Design
Reinforced concrete slab - under fill
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 18.4 ft.
Total length: 36.7 ft.
Deck width: 33.8 ft.
Also called
Morgan County Bridge #166
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55871, -86.26557   (decimal degrees)
39°33'31" N, 86°15'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/563092/4379037 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mooresville East
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
3,150
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5500153 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 46971 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Sufficiency rating: 57 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 1930 (1,747)
Built during 1930s (11,769)
Have street view (27,065)
Indiana (4,933)
Morgan County, Indiana (73)
Open (39,977)
Owned by county (20,848)
Select (530)
Slab (2,081)
Span length under 25 feet (6,908)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,214)

Update Log 

  • July 19, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 4, 2013: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • November 11, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old IN37 Bluff Creek Bridge
Posted July 19, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I looked at Historic Aerials going back to 1954 and I can't see that the road has been rerouted.

Old IN37 Bluff Creek Bridge
Posted July 19, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is just speculation, but I believe this bridge is actually located slightly to the north on what was probably the Oldest version of 37, which would have been a continuation of main street. I have traveled this stretch several times and can't find any sign of it. The color pix from SHAARD look like it's abandoned. Thoughts?