Rating:
3 votes

McKay Bridge

Photos 

SW corner oblique

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

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BH Photo #179252

Map 

Street View 

Description 

A rural country setting seems an unlikely place to see Balustrade railings.....or at least the remnants of them. The builders of this beautifully graceful arch decided to top it off in style. Unfortunately, what they didn't expect was for vandals to steal and destroy most of the decoration over the years. What was once an ornate span from top to bottom, now must be seen from below to appreciate. This arch is still in amazing shape.....if only we could make it whole again!

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Conns Creek on CR 300 South
Location
Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1915
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Conns Creek CR 300S Bridge
County Bridge #36
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.48250, -85.64833   (decimal degrees)
39°28'57" N, 85°38'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/616246/4371194 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waldron
Inventory numbers
INNBI 7300036 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17011 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2016)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 65.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
100

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 22, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete balustrade"
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated design
  • December 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • September 26, 2010: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • September 25, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added description and additional information

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