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Big Rocky Fork Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in July 2012

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BH Photo #235331

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Street View 

Description 

While taking pictures of of the Rocky Fork Covered Bridge I didn't even pay attention to the new bridge as it was listed as 1987. When I got between the two I spotted "Soo Line" on the newer bridge. Turns out to be another recycled flatcar bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Rocky Fork Creek on CR720S
Location
Parke County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1987 out of 2 railroad flat cars
Design
Two Soo Line RR flat cars braced together with a poured concrete deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 74.8 ft.
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66278, -87.08056   (decimal degrees)
39°39'46" N, 87°04'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/493090/4390333 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mansfield
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6100006 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 52944 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
176

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 17, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Correct a few minor typos
  • July 17, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Recycled Flatcar"

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