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Pigeon Creek Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on CR 750 North
Location
Warrick County, Indiana
Status
Demolished and replaced.
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 88.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Also called
Warrick County Bridge #43
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.14333, -87.40833   (decimal degrees)
38°08'36" N, 87°24'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/464219/4221797 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elberfeld
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8700015 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39722 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1991)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 14.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
100

Update Log 

  • November 21, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added County bridge number
  • August 8, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated status to reflect that bridge was replaced, not just demolished.
  • September 30, 2009: Updated by J.P.: no longer exists
  • March 17, 2009: Updated by J.P.: Bridge is no longer there and neither is the road. but the old supports are visible on google earth
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Pigeon Creek Bridge
Posted September 3, 2012, by Richard Tekulve (canoeindiana [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I believe the 96 ft. long bridge was an 1897 Pratt thru I- beam called old #42. Also some confusion over having two bridges over Pigeon Creek is that it was channelized several years ago. Therefore the old natural stream foundation looks like it is just to the west in the picture. Many times when a stream is dredged, channelized or straightened the bridge language will be for both the original and the "new" stream in its description. Although sometimes a county will classify the newer stream as a ditch or channel. This is more true in Northern Indiana where channelization is probably twenty times greater than the rolling, steeper terrain of the southern part of the state where it is rare.

Pigeon Creek Bridge
Posted August 8, 2012, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Dane: The bridge you are referring to appears to be a different, previously undiscovered truss bridge that, according to USGS topo maps was CR-600 North. I have created a new page for that bridge: http://www.bridgehunter.com/in/warrick/bh53092/ I was unable to find the bridge in Indiana SHAARD, so it appears nobody knew that bridge was there. Great find!

As for the bridge listed on this page, the CR-750 North Bridge, this road is no longer abandoned as stated earlier. In Google it is clear a new bridge has been built and the road developed into a full-feature paved road. Indiana SHAARD lists two bridges for Pigeon Creek on CR-750, even though I see only one crossing of the creek. The bridges were Warrick County Bridge #42, a pin-connected through truss of 96 feet, and Warrick County Bridge #42, a 90 Foot Bridge with no description offered.

Pigeon Creek Bridge
Posted August 8, 2012, by Dane (aimcop726 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is still there, you are able to see it on google earth. It is a little south of where it is marked on the map.

Walking to it to get pictures looks challenge