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Friendship Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in November 2008

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BH Photo #126902

Map 

Facts 

Overview
4-span stone arch bridge over Raccoon Creek on Olean Road
Location
Ripley County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1909
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 21.6 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Olean Road Bridge
County Bridge #3
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.97399, -85.15915   (decimal degrees)
38°58'26" N, 85°09'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/659466/4315502 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cross Plains
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6900003 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16983 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 65.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
350

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2017: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • February 11, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed build date based on historic photos
  • November 2, 2008: New photos from Anthony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

Friendship Bridge
Posted March 27, 2013, by Glen Gray (fasted1988 [at] msn [dot] com)

One Of The Two Bridges In The Area I Would Want My Ashes Spread From...

Friendship Bridge
Posted January 1, 2010, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

My wife and I visited this bridge about 2 years ago. I don't normally pay much attention to stone or concrete bridges but this one is an exception. We hung around this bridge for quite sometime.