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Old Highway 66 Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James McCray

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Facts 

Overview
Two span Parker through truss bridge over Little Pigeon Creek on Old Highway 66
Location
Warrick County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1941, Rehabilitated in 2013-14
Design
Riveted Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 305.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Warrick County Bridge #371
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.91028, -87.27139   (decimal degrees)
37°54'37" N, 87°16'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/476143/4195894 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Yankeetown
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8700170 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17195 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
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)
Sufficiency rating: 57.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
366

Categories 

Built 1941 (402)
Built during 1940s (3,571)
Have street view (22,087)
Indiana (4,198)
NR-eligible (3,971)
Open (36,583)
Owned by county (18,854)
Parker through truss (1,161)
Parker truss (1,515)
Preserved (1,056)
Select (535)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,773)
Through truss (12,892)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,604)
Truss (29,442)
Warrick County, Indiana (46)

Update Log 

  • November 21, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added County bridge number
  • August 16, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge has been rehabilitated
  • October 23, 2012: New photos from Matt Lohry
  • December 22, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 27, 2008: New photos from James McCray

Sources 

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

Comments 

Old Highway 66 Bridge
Posted August 16, 2014, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Well, its great that the county decided to rehabilitate the bridge for what it was built for. I was a little concerned about demolition until I saw the restored picture. I'm wondering if the bridge is much older than 1941. Being on an old state road alignment and having the narrow roadway makes me think its older. I remember a few state highway Parker trusses built in the 1920s which are gone that had a narrow roadway. Most Parker trusses built after 1935 had a wider roadway.

Old Highway 66 Bridge
Posted August 12, 2014, by Matt Lohry

See, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Wisconsin--not that hard, is it??

Old Highway 66 Bridge
Posted August 12, 2014, by Dane s (Aimcop726 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is now opened and repainted

Old Highway 66 Bridge
Posted July 28, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

http://www.in.gov/dot/div/contracts/letting/archive/2013/may...

I believe the bridge is #371 for Warrick County. On page 6, it states maintenance and repair.

Old Highway 66 Bridge
Posted July 28, 2013, by Dane s. (aimcop726 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I went for a drive and came aross this?

Old Highway 66 Bridge
Posted February 9, 2013, by Bob

There was a rail between Rockport and Newburgh at one time, you can still see the old rail bed in places.

I was told there are another set of abutments to the north if you boat up the creek.

Old Highway 66 Bridge
Posted February 8, 2013, by Dane S. (racerboy2690 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Does anyone know anything about the bridge that was just to the south of this bridge? I was told it was a trolley bridge?

Old Highway 66 Bridge
Posted January 12, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge carries under 400 cars and is now a county owned bridge. Being as it was given Select status all options will have to be explored unless the county plans on avoiding Red tape and footing the multi-million dollar cost themselves.

Another similar span in Wells County carries over 5 times the traffic in a day, and it is reportedly to be rehabilitated.

http://www.bridgehunter.com/in/wells/9000144/

Old Highway 66 Bridge
Posted January 12, 2013, by Bob (yosh6654 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is in the planning stages to be replaced.