Rating:
6 votes

Mull Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

Enlarge

BH Photo #115551

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on CR 800 East
Location
Shelby County, Indiana, and Rush County, Indiana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built ca.1890
Design
7-panel, Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 97.1 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #31
Little Blue River CR 800E Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60139, -85.63194   (decimal degrees)
39°36'05" N, 85°37'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/617455/4384410 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rays Crossing
Inventory numbers
INNBI 7300031 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17020 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
100

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 17, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 4, 2015: Updated by Janis Ford: Changed status to closed
  • December 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • October 18, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • April 1, 2009: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • December 10, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • November 13, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford

Comments 

Mull Bridge
Posted October 5, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm not surprised considering the old girl hasn't had any maintenance in recent history.

Classified as Non-select, but carried a very low ADT count so rehabilitation would be a more cost-effective option.

Mull Bridge
Posted November 27, 2011, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

Visited this bridge this morning and was pleased with it. I especially liked the wingwalls

This is a beautiful bridge and looks to be in good condition.

Little Blue River Bridge
Posted November 7, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It is possible Harold........ but the current span appears to be a mix of iron and steel, which would date it to around 1890. It would have also been built on cut stone abutments. Sometimes you can look at the abutments and tell there was a previous bridge on site. A Burr Arch covered bridge would have required a notched spots on the abutments where the arch would rest. These abutments don't have any telltale signs of a former span.

Little Blue River Bridge
Posted November 7, 2010, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

Was there ever a covered bridge in this location?