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Dowell Drive Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Mike Daffron in April 2020

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BH Photo #469402

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete deck girder bridge over Watkins Creek on Dowell Drive
Location
Vigo County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914
Design
Reinforced concrete girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.2 ft.
Total length: 32.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Vigo County Bridge #7
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.27361, -87.24278   (decimal degrees)
39°16'25" N, 87°14'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/479058/4347168 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saline City
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
125
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8400006 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 46624 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built 1914 (786)
Built during 1910s (9,417)
Concrete girder (955)
Deck girder (5,389)
Girder (9,615)
Indiana (4,678)
NR-eligible (4,025)
Open (38,824)
Owned by county (20,253)
Select (530)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,191)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,860)
Vigo County, Indiana (55)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 22, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Dowell Drive Bridge
Posted April 3, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Likely due to either vandals or an out of control car. What was once a slab with beautiful balustrade railings is now just an ugly slab.

Dowell Drive Bridge
Posted April 2, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Oh Wow! Some a-hole has completely destroyed this little bridge. All the pieces seem to be there, just all over the place. It's still open and solid.