Rating:
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Black River-Griffin Road Bridge

Photos 

West end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2008

Enlarge

BH Photo #116639

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Black River-Griffin Road bridge

Mike Daffron

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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
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
254
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500006 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16874 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

10-panel truss (152)
19th Century (6,854)
Built 1892 (210)
Built during 1890s (2,732)
Camelback truss (333)
Girder (9,083)
Have street view (25,342)
Indiana (4,613)
NR-eligible (4,011)
Open (38,117)
Owned by county (19,991)
Pin-connected (3,682)
Plate girder (6,907)
Posey County, Indiana (72)
Select (530)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,987)
Steel grate deck (438)
Through girder (3,368)
Through truss (13,956)
Toledo Bridge Co. (33)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,051)
Truss (31,118)

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • September 28, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • September 16, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • 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
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Black River-Griffin Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Mike, thank you. I still want a visit to Hazleton Bridge in Knox County

Black River-Griffin Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

There are several great bridges in Posey and Knox co. Pike has a few. Great times, bridgehunting!!

Black River-Griffin Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I enjoyed the trip!

Black River-Griffin Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks for the additional pics Melissa!

Love this bridge!

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.