Rating:
3 votes

Mound Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Joshua Collins

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BH Photo #111631

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The current bridge replaced a 2 span Bowstring Bridge that also consisted of a through truss and a pony truss. The replacement bridge was built using one of the original cut-stone abutments and the pier. A historic postcard shows this bridge and refers to it as the Pike Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Flatrock River on Mound Road
Location
Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built in 1910 by the Lafayette Engineering Company
Builder
- Lafayette Engineering Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
6-panel, riveted Pratt through truss
4-panel, riveted Warren pony
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.6 ft.
Total length: 167.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
St. Paul Bridge
County Bridge #147
Pike Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41901, -85.63315   (decimal degrees)
39°25'08" N, 85°37'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/617658/4364167 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waldron
Inventory numbers
INNBI 7300135 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17023 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2015)
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: 18.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
350

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 4, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and date of construction.
  • July 24, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 29, 2012: New photos from Chris Wanninger
  • March 28, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Modified truss types
  • February 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added to history of bridge.

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wayne Grodkiewicz - WGrodkiewi [at] aol [dot] com
  • Chris Wanninger
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Mound Road Bridge
Posted April 13, 2016, by Tom Hoffman

I passed by this bridge some time ago and the weight limit was down to three tons. The bridge needs to be bypassed because I hate to see it open near a big quarry where heavy dump trucks run around.

Mound Road Bridge
Posted April 8, 2016, by Natalie (Arizonalover333 [at] comcast [dot] net)

I went and visited this bridge recently and it is not open to traffic. Highly disappointed.

Mound Road Bridge
Posted April 8, 2016, by Natalie (Arizonalover333 [at] comcast [dot] net)

I went and visited this bridge recently and it is not open to traffic. Highly disappointed.

Mound Road Bridge
Posted May 23, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A nice bridge. Had seen it several years ago, but had'nt made it back down to get digital pics. I remembered it from the quarry in the background.