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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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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
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8800038 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17231 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2010)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 50.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
216

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.