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B&O Railroad CR 500E 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 pony truss bridge over CSX Transportation on County Road 500 East
Location
Porter County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge on nearby County Road 600 North.
History
Built 1905; replaced 1996
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabricators)
- B&O Railroad
Railroad
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
1X4-panel, Warren pony truss
2X3-panel, Warren pony trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #189
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.51926, -86.96835   (decimal degrees)
41°31'09" N, 86°58'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/502640/4596403 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Westville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6400125 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39545 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1990)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 30.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
100

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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