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Meridian Road Bridge

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Photo taken by J.P. in June 2009

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BH Photo #140020

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Patoka River on Meridian Road
Location
Pike County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1920, replaced in 2009
Design
Riveted Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 146.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Patoka River Bridge
Pike County Bridge #71
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.38306, -87.27861   (decimal degrees)
38°22'59" N, 87°16'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/475666/4248354 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Petersburg
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6300057 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2007)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 25.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
82

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added County bridge number
  • May 25, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated information
  • March 11, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • May 9, 2009: Updated by J.P.: Bridge has been replaced

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com