Rating:
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Deer Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Tom Hall in October 2008

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BH Photo #125703

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Deer Creek on CR 550 South (Old US 40)
Location
Putnam County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.4 ft.
Total length: 276.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.57827, -86.84683   (decimal degrees)
39°34'42" N, 86°50'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/513154/4380961 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cloverdale
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
110
Inventory numers
INNBI 6700200 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16924 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • 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.
  • July 8, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added arch type.
  • October 11, 2008: New photos from Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Deer Creek Bridge
Posted February 15, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here's a screen grab from the video of this bridge.

Deer Creek Bridge
Posted October 1, 2009, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

Jim, thanks for the video link, that was really interesting. I knew the Deer Creek bridge was once part of the national road, but I had no idea that the Cooper iron bridge had once been part of it.

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

This video contains a couple photos of this bridge, showing its open spandrels.

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

Deer Creek Bridge
Posted August 25, 2009, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a former alignment of US 40 and the National Road.