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Yellow River Bridge

Photos 

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

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BH Photo #182698

Map 

Description 

Photo #3 is not this bridge, but is another one that was nearby. It has 8-panels where this bridge only had 7. It may have been the one that was on 300 East which was replaced in 1964.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Yellow River on CR 500 East in Knox
Location
Starke County, Indiana
Status
replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated 1983
Builder
- Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co. of Elkhart, Indiana
Design
7-panel, bolted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.9 ft.
Total length: 127.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #25
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.30228, -86.60148   (decimal degrees)
41°18'08" N, 86°36'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/533362/4572390 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knox East
Inventory numbers
INNBI 7500016 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17064 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2006)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
1,080

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed this from a pony to a through truss.
  • April 23, 2009: Updated by J.P.: replaced by a new bridge

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