Rating:
3 votes

Buck Creek CR 875W Bridge

Photos 

Scan of an older photo.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

Enlarge

BH Photo #136142

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Buck Creek on CR 875 West
Location
Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Closed as of 01/14/2011
Future prospects
To be relocated to Shelbyville and placed in a new park that is being developed.
History
Built in 1889 by the King Bridge Company
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Wrought iron, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 92.8 ft.
Total length: 95.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Shelby County Bridge #13
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.62250, -85.94778   (decimal degrees)
39°37'21" N, 85°56'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/590310/4386388 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boggstown
Inventory numbers
INNBI 7300013 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17010 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2008)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
375

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 17, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • July 24, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • January 14, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Bridge has been closed to traffic until further notice
  • February 9, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 28, 2009: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • June 26, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Builder and truss type

Sources 

Comments 

Buck Creek Bridge
Posted December 3, 2013, by Art S (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Buck Creek Bridge
Posted January 17, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If it is to reopen to traffic, Item #1 to fix would be the structure-mounted guardrails, which put the truss at risk for damage by collision.

Buck Creek Bridge
Posted January 14, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This span was to be closed to traffic today after it failed an engineering inspection. It will likely remain closed until the county decides how they want to proceed.

Being that it is a "Select" listed bridge in the state it will either be rehabbed in place, or relocated to another location. The locals that I have talked with want it left in place, but having it closed might change their opinions. I am almost always in favor of leaving a historic span in it's original location, but this site has a growing traffic count and the rate of speed is of concern. If it is found that moving it is the best way to preserve it...than I am good with that.

Here is a link to the local news article about the closing:

http://www.shelbynews.com/articles/2011/01/14/news/doc4d2f8c...