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Sugar Creek CR 600W Bridge

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Shelby 08

Photo taken by Tony Dillon in November 2012

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BH Photo #243556

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Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 600 West
Location
Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Bypassed and abandoned, preserved but in rather poor condition.
Future prospects
Abandoned
History
Built 1917
Builders
- Daniel B. Luten (Designer)
- National Concrete Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana (Contractor)
Design
Luten designed closed spandrel deck arch.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 159.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #8
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.69417, -85.89639   (decimal degrees)
39°41'39" N, 85°53'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/594623/4394395 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Acton
Inventory numbers
INNBI 7300008 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17028 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2012)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 35.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
200

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 23, 2012: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • April 25, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added designer/builder and fixed number of spans.
  • October 20, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • August 27, 2010: New photo from Anthony Dillon

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Comments 

Sugar Creek Bridge #8
Posted April 25, 2012, by David Crain (dacrain [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Need new photo, pic shows just 1 half of the total bridge span.

Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted October 24, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Very true!

Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted October 24, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The Arizona move was easier too, because it was stone. You can't move a concrete bridge in pieces like a stone arch bridge.

Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted October 21, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This one has been on the INDOT Bridge Marketing Program for some time now. Unfortunately it's not too easy to pick up and move an arch bridge...unless you live in Arizona.

I had certainly hoped at the least it would be bypassed and left standing.

Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted October 20, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A contract has been let to replace this bridge on new alignment. It looks like the bridge might still be demolished regardless.

CALL 400 CONTRACT B -29699-A

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT STR NO SHELBY-00008 CONT PRESTRESSED

CONC BULB TEE, 5 SPANS, TOTAL LENGTH 495 LFT

SHELBY COUNTY - ON CR 600W OVER SUGAR CREEK, 0.3 MILE SOUTH OF CR 1200N

COMPLETION DATE: November 02, 2012

THE CONTRACT INFORMATION BOOK IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

PLANS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE