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US40 Whitewater River Bridge

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Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Whitewater River on US 40 in Cambridge City
Location
Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1987
Builder
- Indiana State Highway Commission (Design)
Design
Concrete Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 54.8 ft.
Total length: 171.9 ft.
Deck width: 45.9 ft.
Also called
Indiana State Highway Bridge #40-89-338A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.81272, -85.16573   (decimal degrees)
39°48'46" N, 85°09'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/657004/4408581 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cambridge City
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
14,260
Inventory numbers
INNBI 014080 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17282 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 71.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 1, 2018: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • September 1, 2018: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Changed "River" to West Branch. Concrete arch and 3 spans

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

US40 Whitewater River Bridge
Posted February 9, 2019, by Charles Kiplinger (charleskiplinger [at] gmail [dot] com)

I used to fish and hunt crawdads under the bridge as a kid (mid-late 60's). Water was shallow, but would rise fast in heavy rains. Good memories as a kid there.

Whitewater River US 40 Bridge
Posted April 20, 2013, by Richard Tekulve (canoeindiana [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I canoed under this bridge last Sunday (April 14th). It is three concrete arches and similar to the railroad bridge just downstream (south) of this one. It has a poured "ledge" or drop off at the south end which kind of adds a falls effect.