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Blue River-Fredricksburg Road Bridge

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According to the IDOT website, this bridge is scheduled to be relocated and rehabilitated for use as a pedestrian bridge in a park somewhere.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Overview
Lattice through truss bridge originally over Blue River on Fredricksburg Road in Fredericksburg
Location
Washington County, Indiana
Status
Relocated to Koteewi Park in Hamilton County and rehabilitated for reuse.
Future prospects
Now a pedestrian crossing at strawtown Koteewi Park Indiana.
History
Built 1897; rehabilitated 1987
Builder
- Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
10-panel, riveted Lattice through truss (Triple intersection Lattice)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 148.9 ft.
Total length: 149.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Former County Bridge #113
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.43592, -86.18455   (decimal degrees)
38°26'09" N, 86°11'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/571168/4254497 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fredericksburg
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8800075 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17218 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2006)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
1

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2012: Updated by J.P.: bridge has been put in storage until its able to be moved to new location.
  • April 19, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed stream name per forum posting
  • March 1, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Adjusted GPS coordinated
  • January 30, 2008: New photos from James McCray

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

Fredricksburg Road Bridge
Posted April 18, 2011, by Richard Tekulve (CANOEINDIANA [at] YAHOO [dot] COM)

This bridge was actually over the Blue River. The South Fork Blue River flows into the Blue just downstream from here. You can see on the map where the South Fork is towards the right side.

Fredricksburg Road Bridge
Posted December 10, 2006, by Clark Griswold

I found this info on the Frederickburg bridge on indianatrails.org..... "A Transportation Enhancements grant in 2005 will help move this "Triple Intersection Warren Through Truss" bridge from its original location in Washington County over the Blue River, to its new home as a trail bridge across White River. The 149-foot bridge, constructed in 1898, will connect multi-use trails in Hamilton County's Koteewi Park with the White River Campground"