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Oil Creek Bridge

Photo 

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

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BH Photo #377490

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Oil Creek on CR 40
Location
Perry County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1925; replaced 1998
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Perry County Bridge #59
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.16644, -86.56718   (decimal degrees)
38°09'59" N, 86°34'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/537914/4224370 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Branchville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6200032 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39532 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1991)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 29.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
156

Categories 

Built 1925 (1,136)
Built during 1920s (8,774)
Indiana (4,199)
Lost (18,696)
Lost 1998 (386)
Lost during 1990s (3,707)
Perry County, Indiana (29)
Pony truss (15,051)
Replaced by new bridge (12,394)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,587)
Structurally deficient (18,441)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,861)
Truss (29,445)

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2017: Updated by Mike Daffron: Fixed coordinates, added county bridge number and photo
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com