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West approach

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over Otter Creek on CR 500 North
Location
Ripley County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1885
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 21.0 ft.
Total length: 105.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 24, 2009
Also called
Otter Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.14778, -85.36194   (decimal degrees)
39°08'52" N, 85°21'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/641550/4334453 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Osgood
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6900055 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 09001132 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16984 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2012)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 63.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
150

Categories 

19th Century (4,506)
Arch (9,979)
Built 1885 (126)
Built during 1880s (1,212)
Deck arch (9,269)
Functionally obsolete (7,237)
Indiana (3,453)
NR-listed (2,645)
One-lane traffic (7,207)
Open (31,260)
Owned by county (17,096)
Ripley County, Indiana (36)
Select (537)
Span length under 25 feet (4,455)
Stone arch (2,161)
Total length 100-125 feet (3,961)

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • April 21, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon

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