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Patoka River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P. in June 2009

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BH Photo #140021

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Street View 

Video 

Patoka River Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Patoka River on CR 300 West
Location
Pike County, Indiana, and Gibson County, Indiana
Status
Beautifully Restored
Future prospects
Bridge being rehabilitated, to be reopened by December
History
Built ca. 1920
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 141.0 ft.
Total length: 146.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 25, 2005
Also called
Pike County Bridge #81
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.38292, -87.33808   (decimal degrees)
38°22'59" N, 87°20'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/470472/4248356 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Petersburg
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6300061 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 05000198 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16854 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.0 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • October 28, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • December 1, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added County bridge number
  • January 18, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Open and Restored
  • November 22, 2015: New photo from Michael B. Bryan
  • November 20, 2015: Updated by Michael B. Bryan: Good news for this old bridge. It is just getting finished up with a complete rehab. I work for the company doing the refurbish on this and the bridge directly south about 800'. More pictures soon.
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 30, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • May 15, 2009: Updated by J.P.
  • May 9, 2009: Updated by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Michael B. Bryan - michaelbryanoil [at] icloud [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Patoka River Bridge
Posted January 18, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

EXCELLENT!!! I love the job! The road between this and South Fork Patoka Bridge is repaired and you can drive to both!

Patoka River Bridge
Posted August 12, 2015, by Kendra Owen (owen [dot] kendra [at] gmail [dot] com)

There are actually two bridges here, One is on 1200 E in Gibson County crossing the South Fork Patoka River and one crossing the Patoka River. The main river is the jurisdictional boundary between Gibson and Pike Counties. We were just out there in the spring and there was a sign posted with all kinds of public notices. It appears that one or both of them have been slated for restoration.

Let me say that again ... the documents indicated RESORATION not demolition.

The signage is posted on the southern bridge on the south side and I couldn't make out whether one or both were to be restored.

Patoka River Bridge
Posted May 15, 2009, by J.P.

This bridge along with the bridge below it on CR300W are part of what is considered to be the Patoka river bridge historic district.