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Big Creek-Kreitenstein Rd. Bridge

Photos 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Big Creek on Kreitenstein Road
Location
Posey County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1915
Design
6-panel, bolted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 99.1 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Skew angle
5 degrees
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Old County Bridge #327
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.04900, -87.80932   (decimal degrees)
38°02'56" N, 87°48'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/428990/4211561 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wadesville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500255 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2006)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
100

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,806)
Indiana (4,200)
Lost (18,940)
NR-eligible (3,979)
Non-Select (301)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Owned by county (18,920)
Posey County, Indiana (67)
Pratt through truss (4,624)
Pratt truss (8,069)
Skewed (4,717)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,884)
Structurally deficient (18,551)
Through truss (12,948)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,701)
Truss (29,548)

Update Log 

  • March 15, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Current satellite imagery shows this bridge is gone with no replacement
  • July 8, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added truss type.
  • March 7, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name, Skew angle and Design
  • April 6, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status

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Comments 

Kreitenstein Road Bridge
Posted March 16, 2014, by RICHARD tEKULVE (canoeindiana [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I checked my files from 4-7-12 when I did a "scout" trip of all of the bridges on Big Creek for a possible future canoe trip. My notes say the road was closed/blocked so I couldn't get any access to this bridge. This seems to verify the correctness of the satellite imagery.