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Heckel Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P. in March 2009

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BH Photo #136177

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Bluegrass Creek on Heckel Road in Evansville
Location
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1893 by the Columbus Bridge Company
Builder
- Columbus Bridge Co.
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.9 ft.
Total length: 154.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.03493, -87.48307   (decimal degrees)
38°02'06" N, 87°28'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/457608/4209800 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Daylight
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8200071 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17126 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 45.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
577

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • October 1, 2011: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • September 30, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Builder
  • March 31, 2009: New photos from James McCray
  • March 29, 2009: New photos from J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Heckel Road Bridge
Posted October 1, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It would definitely be tricky...

Heckel Road Bridge
Posted October 1, 2011, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

I guess the dismount sign is due to the mesh floor. Would cause a thin bicycle tire to skid, or blow?