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Big Creek-Frank Emge Rd. Bridge

Photo 

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 Big Creek on Frank Emge Road
Location
Posey County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2002
Design
5-panel, bolted Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 77.1 ft.
Total length: 99.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #137
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.14327, -87.72239   (decimal degrees)
38°08'36" N, 87°43'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/436699/4221957 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cynthiana
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500264 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16873 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2006)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 30.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
100

Categories 

Beam (12,263)
Built during 1910s (8,803)
Indiana (4,200)
Lost (18,933)
Lost 2002 (455)
Lost during 2000s (3,757)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Owned by county (18,920)
Pony truss (15,080)
Posey County, Indiana (67)
Pratt pony truss (3,199)
Pratt truss (8,069)
Replaced by new bridge (12,561)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,879)
Steel stringer (4,837)
Structurally deficient (18,550)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,998)
Truss (29,543)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status and year lost
  • March 17, 2009: Updated by J.P.

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