Rating:
1 vote

Black River-Eastville Rd. Bridge

Photos 

West side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2008

Enlarge

BH Photo #116617

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span pony truss bridge over Black River on Eastville Road
Location
Posey County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1899
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
Main span: Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt half-hip pony truss
South approach: Bolted, 3-panel Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 56.1 ft.
Total length: 121.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Posey County Bridge #58
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.20737, -87.87148   (decimal degrees)
38°12'27" N, 87°52'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/423701/4229182 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Poseyville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500198 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16872 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
131

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Street view
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name, Builder and Design
  • July 6, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Updated description

Sources 

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

Comments 

Eastville Road Bridge
Posted October 18, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

These mismatched spans appear to have been moved here at some point in time. They are staggered on the center pier, and I doubt they would have been originally built that way.