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Middle Fork-South Boston Road Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James McCray in October 2007

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Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Middle Fork Blue River on Canton-South Boston Road
Location
Washington County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1930
Design
5-panel,bolted Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 77.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Old County Bridge #58
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.58427, -85.97902   (decimal degrees)
38°35'03" N, 85°58'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/588924/4271138 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Boston
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
225
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8800038 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17231 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 27.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 27, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been replaced
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 30, 2008: New photos from James McCray

Sources 

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

Comments 

South Boston Road Bridge
Posted December 26, 2015, by Gary Stephens (rebel9668 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is now long gone, replaced by a new bridge a couple years ago.

South Boston Road Bridge
Posted September 21, 2013, by gary stephens (rebel9668 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is now closed. It was set for rehabilitation next year, but some fool in a very heavy vehicle went across it and moved one of the trusses to the right a foot.