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French Drive Bridge

Photos 

West end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in October 2007

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BH Photo #116352

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on French Drive
Location
Vigo County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1941
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.5 ft.
Total length: 71.8 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Vigo County Bridge #77
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.28833, -87.48639   (decimal degrees)
39°17'18" N, 87°29'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/458054/4348886 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pimento
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8400056 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17145 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 31.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
830

Categories 

Built 1941 (402)
Built during 1940s (3,568)
Indiana (4,198)
NR-eligible (3,971)
Open (36,534)
Owned by county (18,847)
Pony truss (15,049)
Select (535)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,891)
Structurally deficient (18,414)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,429)
Truss (29,437)
Vigo County, Indiana (50)
Warren pony truss (2,948)
Warren truss (5,785)

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 23, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added County Bridge Number
  • July 2, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com