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Rattlesnake Creek Bridge

Photos 

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

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BH Photo #189810

Map 

Video 

Rattlesnake Creek Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Rattlesnake Creek on CR 166 (200S)
Location
Owen County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Built ca. 1900
Design
Pinned, Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #66
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.26014, -86.80561   (decimal degrees)
39°15'37" N, 86°48'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/516770/4345663 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spencer
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6000051 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39516 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,161)
Built during 1900s (6,463)
Indiana (4,253)
Owen County, Indiana (76)
Pin-connected (3,515)
Pony truss (15,189)
Pratt pony truss (3,224)
Pratt truss (8,181)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,960)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,102)
Truss (29,881)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 24, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 19, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 6, 2014: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • July 21, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • July 19, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • December 5, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Updated information
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Rattlesnake Creek Bridge
Posted November 26, 2017, by tammy crichfield (tgc1967 [at] live [dot] com)

I must agree with you about jerks dumping around abandon bridges. Can signs be posted for no dumping with a large fine imposed. I photograph these old bridges and it would be shameful to have trash in such a lovely place.

Rattlesnake Creek Bridge
Posted November 8, 2015, by Mike Daffron (Daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Drove past the other day and found some fine and upstanding citizen had used this as a dump site for several items like a couch and so on. Jerk!