Rating:
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Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge

Photos 

South side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in April 2009

Enlarge

BH Photo #136661

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Little Creek on John Mills Road
Location
Posey County, Indiana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Design
6-panel, bolted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 97.1 ft.
Total length: 99.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Skew angle
14 degrees
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Posey County Bridge #202
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.01618, -87.81625   (decimal degrees)
38°00'58" N, 87°48'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/428350/4207924 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wadesville
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
133
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500251 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16877 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

6-panel truss (645)
Built during 1910s (9,624)
Closed (2,653)
Have street view (26,818)
Indiana (4,904)
NR-eligible (4,045)
Non-Select (300)
One-lane traffic (7,597)
Owned by county (20,730)
Posey County, Indiana (72)
Pratt through truss (5,370)
Pratt truss (9,268)
Skewed (4,899)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,422)
Through truss (15,013)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,575)
Truss (32,702)

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2020: New photos from Garrett DiDomizio
  • October 11, 2020: New photos from Grant DiDomizio
  • September 8, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 8, 2019: New photos from Carl Crasher
  • March 25, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 3, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Closed to all traffic
  • March 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Street view
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name and Skew angle
  • April 6, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Grant DiDomizio - grantdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Garrett DiDomizio - garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted July 2, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Matt, agree lol, and any other communicable diseases

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted July 2, 2020, by Matt Lohry

If you sit on that couch you will automatically become immune to coronavirus.

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted July 1, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Truss bridges make for great antennas!

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted July 1, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I walked across the bridge with no problem but the Skew gives me anxiety lol

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted July 1, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

BTW, the TV is still on the Rattlesnake Bridge up here in Owen Co....

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted July 1, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I imagine the couch is now in the possession of some lucky schmuck proud of his/her bridge artifact! BTW, LOVE the crazy skew on this sucker!!

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted July 1, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wait, what??? I was hoping to try that couch out after a long trip down there! 😂

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted July 1, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

The couch is gone ? LOL

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted June 30, 2020, by Grant DiDomizio (grantdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

A bridge with a very serene and scenic view for sure! Not a bad drive from civilization all things considered! The unique design is quite appealing! I would think twice before stepping on the bridge though as an approach on one side is falling apart and many chunks of concrete can be seen in the river.

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Mike, a TV would look nice under the lights strung from the bridge ! It was Weird

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Up here in Owen Co, Rattlesnake Creek Bridge even has a TV for your entertainment (Don't know if it's color or even has free cable, though)

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Instead of refurbishing, re-upholstering!

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Yes, and if you need more seats... there's another sofa in the creek!

Little Creek-John Mills Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

"Sit down, relax and enjoy the bridge"