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Turkey Run Bridge

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Turkey Run Bridge

Bridge is within Turkey Run State Park; this photo was taken from the Run itself, which is part of Trail 6.

Photo taken by Jim Grey

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BH Photo #143406

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Description 

On Turkey Run State Park near the Turkey Run Inn. The bridge was originally part of State Road 47 until 1933.About 100 foot above Turkey Run Creek.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Turkey Run on Service Road
Location
Parke County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1914
Builder
- W. E. Ireland (contractor)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 82.7 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.88326, -87.20611   (decimal degrees)
39°52'60" N, 87°12'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/482376/4414820 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wallace
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
2
Inventory numbers
INNBI 060020 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16834 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2013)
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: 34.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 28, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Adjusted GPS coordinates
  • September 3, 2010: Updated by Jim Grey: Modified to "open to pedestrians only."
  • August 6, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added to discription
  • July 24, 2009: New photos from Jim Grey

Sources 

  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jay Johnson - Article "Getting To The Other Side" from "Outdoor Indiana" Magizine Nov. 1989
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com