Rating:
4 votes

Black River-Griffin Rd. Bridge

Photos 

West end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2008

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BH Photo #116639

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over Black River on Griffin Road
Location
Posey County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1892 by the Toledo Bridge Co.
Builder
- Toledo Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
Pinned, 10-panel Camelback through truss with sub-divided center panel.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 165.0 ft.
Total length: 242.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #53
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.17682, -87.91825   (decimal degrees)
38°10'37" N, 87°55'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/419573/4225832 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Harmony
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500006 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16874 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
250

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Adjusted GPS coordinates and Design
  • February 21, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: added category
  • July 21, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed truss type.
  • July 6, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added builder

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Griffin Road Bridge
Posted July 21, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Although this resembles a Pennsylvania Truss, it is actually a very early Camelback with a sub-divided center panel. Oldest Camelback in Indiana.