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Big Walnut Creek Bridge

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Big Walnut Creek bridge

On old alignment of US 40. Taken 7/2006.

Photo taken by Jim Grey

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BH Photo #145459

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 750 South
Location
Putnam County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1923. On former alignment of US 40.
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 237.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55167, -86.98083   (decimal degrees)
39°33'06" N, 86°58'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/501646/4377998 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reelsville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6700229 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16911 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
110

Categories 

Arch (11,274)
Built 1923 (538)
Built during 1920s (8,875)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,644)
Deck arch (10,511)
Indiana (4,200)
NR-eligible (3,979)
Non-Select (301)
Open (36,903)
Owned by county (18,928)
Putnam County, Indiana (78)
Skewed (4,719)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,884)
Structurally deficient (18,555)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,815)
US 40 (125)

Update Log 

  • July 18, 2014: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added 3 spans, Historic U.S. 40
  • July 17, 2014: New photo from Ed Hollowell
  • July 19, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • September 1, 2009: Updated by Jim Grey: Changed date built per NBI
  • August 19, 2009: New photo from Jim Grey

Sources 

  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

Big Walnut Creek Bridge
Posted April 6, 2015, by Mary A Brown (mabrownindy [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is metal detecting allowed in this area?

Big Walnut Creek Bridge
Posted July 18, 2014, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge is on a section of the pre-four lane National Road before 1940. It was preserved as "Historic U.S. 40" as at least one sign on modern U.S. 40 indicates. The bridge deck is concrete with bad cracks which allow water to leak which collects between the arches and which is draining through the mid-stream pier. This is destroying the pier which will be the end of the bridge.

Big Walnut Creek Bridge
Posted July 20, 2011, by J.P.

not sure, I do know they were fixing wash out on the east end of the bridge.

Big Walnut Creek Bridge
Posted July 20, 2011, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yikes, what happened to that railing? It wasn't so torn up when I visited last in 2009.