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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
Inventory numbers
INNBI 060030 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16925 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 50.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
50

Update Log 

  • 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.