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Van Pelt Bridge

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Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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BH Photo #156377

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Conns Creek on River Road
Location
Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1900 by the New Castle Bridge Company of New Castle, Indiana;replaced 1996
Builder
- New Castle Bridge Co. of New Castle, Indiana
Design
7-panel, Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 117.1 ft.
Total length: 120.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.4 ft.
Also called
Conns Creek-River Rd. Bridge
Old County Bridge #137
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.42052, -85.67716   (decimal degrees)
39°25'14" N, 85°40'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/613867/4364278 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waldron
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
100
Inventory numbers
INNBI 7300125 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39620 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Adjusted GPS coordinates
  • March 28, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: builder and date
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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