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IN61 South Fork Patoka River Bridge

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

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Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over South Fork Patoka River on IN 61
Location
Pike County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1984; replaced 2002
Builders
- Indiana State Highway Commission (Designer)
- R.P. Olinger of Huntingburg, Indiana (Contractor)
Design
Riveted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 99.7 ft.
Total length: 103.6 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Indiana State Highway Bridge #61-63-706B
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.29709, -87.26064   (decimal degrees)
38°17'50" N, 87°15'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/477209/4238810 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oakland City
Inventory numbers
INNBI 021690 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16860 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2007)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 92.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
2,305

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added bridge number
  • March 11, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder and truss type
  • March 13, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

South Fork Patoka River IN 61 Bridge
Posted December 26, 2006, by Clark Griswold

This through truss bridge was torn down and replaced by a prestressed concrete continous slab bridge in 2002.