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Bear Creek CR 450W Bridge

Photos 

Looking through to the North

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

Enlarge

BH Photo #178911

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on County Road 450 West
Location
Randolph County, Indiana
Status
Closed to all traffic with deck missing
History
Built ca.1895
Design
4-panel, Pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 57.4 ft.
Total length: 61.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Skew angle
25 degrees
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #49
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.27099, -85.06464   (decimal degrees)
40°16'16" N, 85°03'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/664551/4459631 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ridgeville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6800035 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16955 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2007)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 28.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
91

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Abandoned (3,024)
Built during 1890s (2,459)
Indiana (4,198)
NR-eligible (3,971)
One-lane traffic (7,421)
Owned by county (18,847)
Pin-connected (3,208)
Pony truss (15,049)
Pratt pony truss (3,180)
Pratt truss (8,017)
Randolph County, Indiana (38)
Skewed (4,672)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,891)
Structurally deficient (18,414)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,429)
Truss (29,437)
Wooden deck (5,863)

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2016: New photo from John Key
  • September 22, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 2, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added truss type and adjusted GPS coordinates
  • January 31, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Alternate name (county bridge #)

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Key

Comments 

Bear Creek Bridge
Posted December 27, 2015, by Matt white (rusty 7301971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this bridge available for removal an reuse on a farm