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Spencer Bridge

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

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over White River on CR 25 East
Location
Spencer, Owen County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1897; replaced 1995
Builder
- Chicago Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 165.0 ft.
Total length: 503.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.3 ft.
Also called
Owen County Bridge #55
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.28039, -86.76201   (decimal degrees)
39°16'49" N, 86°45'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/520526/4347919 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spencer
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
3,385
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6000045 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39514 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 82 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2019: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • February 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Adjusted GPS coordinates
  • September 5, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: builder
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Spencer Bridge
Posted January 8, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

The LAST thing on anybody in Spencer's mind is to save "rusty old steel eyesores". (Quote from an anonymous A-hole)

Spencer Bridge
Posted January 8, 2019, by Tom Hoffman

Another neat bridge that should have been left in place for pedestrians.