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Dills Ford Bridge

Photos 

A LONG VIEW, LOOKING NORTH FROM THE WEST BANK OF LITTLE WALNUT CREEK TOWARD THE SOUTH (DOWNSTREAM) SIDE OF THE BRIDGE.

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #152741

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned, bypassed concrete arch bridge over Little Walnut Creek on CR 50 N
Location
Putnam County, Indiana
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1909; replaced 1999
Builder
- Daniel B. Luten
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 175.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Also called
Putnam County Bridge No. 111
Little Walnut Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66833, -86.94333   (decimal degrees)
39°40'06" N, 86°56'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/504860/4390948 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinton Falls
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6700097 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39592 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1990)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
200

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2015: Updated by Jim Grey: Changed from "lost" to "abandoned" as old bridge is clearly visible in Google satellite view.
  • January 17, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Changed bridge name, added Alternate Names, HAER data and Categories
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER IN-100 - Putnam County Bridge No. 111, Spanning Little Walnut Creek on County Road 50, Greencastle vicinity, Putnam County, IN
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com