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Moore Ford Bridge

Photos 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Little Deer Creek on Devil Backbone Road
Location
Putnam County, Indiana
Status
Replaced
History
Built 1908; Replaced 2003
Builder
- W.E.Pickens (Contractor)
Design
Pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
County bridge #153
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60842, -86.78087   (decimal degrees)
39°36'30" N, 86°46'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/518811/4384320 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cloverdale
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6700132 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2007)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
100

Categories 

Built 1908 (617)
Built during 1900s (6,350)
Indiana (4,200)
Lost (18,949)
Lost 2003 (492)
Lost during 2000s (3,757)
Owned by county (18,928)
Pony truss (15,088)
Pratt pony truss (3,200)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Putnam County, Indiana (78)
Replaced by new bridge (12,573)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,017)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,528)
Truss (29,557)
W.E.Pickens (1)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added truss type
  • April 3, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: common name and year of construction.
  • June 25, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: removed

Sources 

Comments 

Devil Backbone Road Bridge
Posted March 28, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Just to avoid confusion, this was a pony truss bridge down the road from the 1906 thru truss.

Devil Backbone Road Bridge
Posted March 28, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was removed sometime prior to 6/06.