Rating:
3 votes

Hoffman Road Bridge

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Hip connection

This old bridge has rusted to the point where the lower chord has broken at one end, and the entire structure is sagging badly. It's just a matter of time before it falls into the creek.

Photo taken by Matt Lohry

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BH Photo #241881

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Cypress Creek on Hoffman Road
Location
Warrick County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Warrick County Bridge #259
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.98306, -87.32361   (decimal degrees)
37°58'59" N, 87°19'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/471581/4203984 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Yankeetown
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8700117 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17191 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2007)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
100

Categories 

Built during 1920s (8,751)
Have street view (22,039)
Indiana (4,198)
Lost (18,649)
NR-eligible (3,971)
One-lane traffic (7,421)
Owned by county (18,846)
Pony truss (15,046)
Pratt pony truss (3,180)
Pratt truss (8,016)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,786)
Structurally deficient (18,407)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,923)
Truss (29,433)
Warrick County, Indiana (46)

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 26, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been removed
  • November 21, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added County bridge number
  • November 12, 2015: New Street View added by Erik Hoffman
  • November 11, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge finally collapsed
  • October 23, 2012: New photos from Matt Lohry
  • November 30, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated design to pratt pony truss as seen from google earth.
  • December 22, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Erik Hoffman - edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Hoffman Road Bridge
Posted January 8, 2015, by Dane s (Aimcop726 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is what it looked like when I drive by today

Hoffman Road Bridge
Posted December 9, 2014, by Dane s. (aimcop726 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge has fallen into the creek