Rating:
6 votes

Montezuma Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jim Steele

BH Photo #102916

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Six-span through truss bridge over Wabash River on US 36 at Montezuma
Location
Montezuma, Parke County, Indiana, and Vermillion County, Indiana
Status
Open to two-lane traffic
History
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1987
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 199.7 ft.
Total length: 1,257.5 ft.
Deck width: 29.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Indiana State Highway Bridge #36-83-3492A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79259, -87.37459   (decimal degrees)
39°47'33" N, 87°22'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/467928/4404803 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Montezuma
Inventory numbers
INNBI 011480 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16817 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 63.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
3,890

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • January 4, 2017: Updated by Mike Daffron: added bridge number
  • March 26, 2013: Photo imported by Jim Grey
  • March 22, 2013: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • March 21, 2013: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • November 24, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • November 22, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • April 25, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 18, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • January 23, 2006: Posted photos from Jim Steele

Sources 

  • Jim Steele - fjsteele1 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Montezuma Bridge
Posted June 29, 2010, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Heading west on US36 over the bridge, I looked south and noticed another bridge down river. Is that bridge on here as well?

Montezuma Bridge
Posted April 25, 2010, by Todd (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

There is something awesome about these mighty truss bridges that make roadtrips fun. Sadly, these metal marvels are disappearing in favor of poorly designed and suspectable to roadsalt UCEB's that, I swear, come a dime a dozen. Cheapskate politicians favor pieces of "crap" made of concrete with a fifty year lifespan to replace historic and beautiful structures that served, sometimes over 100 years. People are quick to blow up or cut apart these classic trusses even when some could be rehabilitated easily. America will be a bland "cheapskate" looking place when all bridges become made of "concrete".