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Cooper Iron Bridge

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Photo taken by Tom Hall

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 25 East
Location
Putnam County, Indiana
Status
Temporarily closed post inspection and being scheduled for repair
History
Built in 1891 by the St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co.
Builder
- St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 116.1 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Putnam County Bridge #187
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.58063, -86.84576   (decimal degrees)
39°34'50" N, 86°50'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/513246/4381223 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cloverdale
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6700161 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16923 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 28.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
137

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • March 18, 2017: Updated by Will Truax: Updated status
  • January 2, 2017: Updated by Mike Daffron: added county bridge number
  • August 13, 2016: New Street View added by Dave King
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Adj. coordinates
  • December 16, 2011: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • July 20, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • October 4, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: modified date and builder
  • December 10, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • October 11, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall: added photos
  • July 4, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: common name

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron
  • Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Cooper Iron Bridge
Posted March 18, 2017, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Closed after an inspection Friday, though it is said the recommendation is for repair.

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/2395290.html

Cooper Iron Bridge
Posted October 1, 2009, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to this video, this bridge was moved to here from the nearby National Road when the 1925 bridge was built over Deer Creek there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmLof-cZCvg