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Pinnick Ferry Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer

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BH Photo #110152

Map 

Video 

Pinnock Ferry Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Patoka River on CR 850 South
Location
Orange County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1884
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
8-panel, Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 104.3 ft.
Total length: 106.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Patoka River CR 850S Bridge
Owl Hollow Bridge
County Bridge #103
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.43323, -86.45250   (decimal degrees)
38°25'60" N, 86°27'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/547784/4254026 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Valeene
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5900071 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16753 (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: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 26.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
150

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 12, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 19, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • July 25, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • September 15, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Name
  • June 27, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: 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 

Pinnick Ferry Bridge
Posted November 1, 2017, by Miles Flynn (mrhflynn [at] gmail [dot] com)

I did a newspaper story here several years ago on some of the county's historic bridges, and I was told that this bridge was moved a short distance to this location after previously carrying what's now State Road 37 over the Patoka River. I don't know when this would've been, though. You can still see the abutments of an older bridge alongside the new highway bridge.

Pinnick Ferry Bridge
Posted November 1, 2017, by Miles Flynn (mrhflynn [at] gmail [dot] com)

I did a newspaper story here several years ago on some of the county's historic bridges, and I was told that this bridge was moved a short distance to this location after previously carrying what's now State Road 37 over the Patoka River. I don't know when this would've been, though. You can still see the abutments of an older bridge alongside the new highway bridge.