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Cataract Lake IN 42 Bridge

Photos 

10/2008 photo

Photo taken by Jim Grey

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BH Photo #139337

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Cataract Lake on IN 42
Location
Owen County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1951; rehabilitated 1982
Design
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 582.5 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Cagles Mill Lake Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.44833, -86.85861   (decimal degrees)
39°26'54" N, 86°51'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/512165/4366540 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cataract
Inventory numbers
INNBI 015810 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16772 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 92.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
3,490

Categories 

Arch (11,190)
Built 1951 (235)
Built during 1950s (3,245)
Deck arch (10,429)
Have street view (22,042)
IN 42 (6)
Indiana (4,198)
NR-eligible (3,971)
Navigable waterway (1,998)
Open (36,528)
Open-spandrel arch (689)
Owen County, Indiana (72)
Owned by state (13,639)
Select (535)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,765)
Structurally deficient (18,407)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,535)

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2015: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • April 24, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 24, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • April 30, 2009: Updated by Jim Grey: Added alternate name
  • April 28, 2009: New photos from Jim Grey

Sources 

  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Todd Walker
  • Chris Light - CJKADJ [at] juno [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Cataract Lake IN 42 Bridge
Posted September 27, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If someone ever attempted to deface the Mackinac Bridge it would be likely labeled suicidal!

Cataract Lake IN 42 Bridge
Posted September 27, 2009, by Todd aka. "bridgebuilder" (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

I know that I posted a pic of the Mackinac Bridge on the Cataract Lake IN42 Bridge "comments". The reason I posted the "Big Mac" is because that bridge is dear to my heart, AND it is the reason I love bridges.

Sincerely

Todd

Cataract Lake IN 42 Bridge
Posted September 27, 2009, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

the first comment picture is not the same bridge. A picture of the Mackinaw bridge got posted here by mistake it seems.

Cataract Lake IN 42 Bridge
Posted September 24, 2009, by Todd aka. "bridgebuilder" (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

I am very much impressed with the 2008 pics versus the "defaced" bridge in the '06 pics. I am always upset seeing what happens when you match cans of spraypaint with a bunch of idiots. If the Mackinac Bridge were to ever be visibly defaced I'd totally lose it!

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Cataract Lake IN 42 Bridge
Posted September 24, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I believe that this bridge was restored in the past year or two. If you scroll down on the comments for this span you will see pics from 2006 that look a lot different.

Cataract Lake IN 42 Bridge
Posted September 24, 2009, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)

This is a beautiful arch bridge!

Is the structure painted white or is the concrete that sun bleached?

Cataract Lake IN 42 Bridge
Posted October 5, 2007, by Chris Light (cjkadj [at] juno [dot] com)

Visited this bridge in November (Thanksgiving weekend) 2006

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.