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Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area Bridge

Photos 

Gov. Daniels standing on the bridge during the dedication of the Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area.

Photo provided

BH Photo #244790

Map 

Description 

For many years this bridge was isolated within the confines of the Putnamville Correctional Facility's state farm land. Recently, due to a land swap with Camp Atterbury, a portion of this land was transformed into the Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area and now has limited accessibility to the public.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Deer Creek in Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area
Location
Putnam County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1908 by the Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co.
Builder
- Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co. of Elkhart, Indiana
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.7 ft.
Total length: 101.7 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Indiana State Farm Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55071, -86.88930   (decimal degrees)
39°33'03" N, 86°53'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/509510/4377898 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reelsville
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
50
Inventory numbers
INNBI 060030 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16925 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 3, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 16, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 3, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area Bridge
Posted February 16, 2016, by Anonymous

Nice pics, Mike. That culvert looks really nice as well.

Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area Bridge
Posted February 16, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My daughters decided to go with me because of the little hike. It's about a mile and a 1/3. Was 11 degrees when we got there. Loved It! Great job of keeping the bridge in shape.