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Big Creek, Branch-Bufkin Springfield Rd. 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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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Big Creek on Bufkin Springfield Road
Location
Posey County, Indiana
Status
No longer exists
Design
3-panel, bolted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 38.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #117
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.00586, -87.85390   (decimal degrees)
38°00'21" N, 87°51'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/425035/4206808 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wadesville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500012 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16871 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2006)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
125

Categories 

Built during 1900s (6,348)
Indiana (4,200)
Lost (18,932)
Lost 2002 (455)
Lost during 2000s (3,757)
Owned by county (18,919)
Pony truss (15,080)
Posey County, Indiana (67)
Replaced by new bridge (12,561)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,732)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,931)
Truss (29,541)
Warren pony truss (2,956)
Warren truss (5,822)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Bridge has been replaced

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Comments 

Bufkin Springfield Road Bridge
Posted January 3, 2007, by Clark Griswold

This pony truss was replaced in 2002 by a modern bridge.