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Higgins Ford Bridge

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Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer

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BH Photo #110179

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Lost River on CR 525 West
Location
Orange County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
8-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 133.5 ft.
Total length: 142.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Orangeville Bridge
Lost River CR 525W Bridge
County Bridge #31
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.62381, -86.55900   (decimal degrees)
38°37'26" N, 86°33'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/538388/4275124 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
French Lick
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5900021 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16744 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 40.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
135

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • July 5, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • June 27, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: common name, builder, and truss type

Sources 

  • Satolli Glassmeyer - info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Lost River Bridge
Posted August 16, 2007, by Rod Detty (zonechair [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was still in use in July of 2007 when this photo was taken.