Rating:
2 votes

Black River-Wilsey Road Bridge

Photos 

East end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2008

Enlarge

BH Photo #116635

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Black River on Wilsey Road
Location
Posey County, Indiana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1918
Design
Bolted, 9-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 178.1 ft.
Total length: 659.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Posey County Bridge #66
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.20031, -87.89149   (decimal degrees)
38°12'01" N, 87°53'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/421942/4228415 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Harmony
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500200 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16891 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 12.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
246

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Street view
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name and Design
  • July 6, 2008: 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

Comments 

Wilsey Road Bridge
Posted March 27, 2016, by James Simmons (james [at] simmons [dot] net)

Closed to all traffic as of 2016. Sad Day, I'd driven across it multiple times.

Wilsey Road Bridge
Posted May 8, 2011, by James Simmons (james [at] simmons [dot] net)

Its a 10 span i think. Doesn't look like its in good condition though.

Wilsey Road Bridge
Posted August 31, 2007, by Anonymous

From the description of this bridge if it still exists, it sounds like it is a rather long bridge.