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Crosbie 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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Description 

Named for the man from Bluffton that built this bridge, as well as many other concrete and steel truss bridges in Northeast Indiana.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Wabash River on IN 1 in Bluffton
Location
Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1941 and 2006
Builders
- Indiana State Highway Commission (Design)
- J.A. Crosbie (Contractor)
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.8 ft.
Total length: 342.8 ft.
Deck width: 43.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Wabash River IN 1 Bridge
Indiana State Highway Bridge #1-90-230A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74217, -85.17134   (decimal degrees)
40°44'32" N, 85°10'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/654394/4511744 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bluffton
Inventory numbers
INNBI 000380 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 66.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
29,994

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2012: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed common name

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Wabash River IN 1 Bridge
Posted February 17, 2010, by Deb (pperryy [at] onlyinternet [dot] net)

FYI: Very few of the locals know it, but the name of this bridge is the Crosby Bridge. We have a lot of information about it at the Wells County Public Library.

Here are links to some pictures of it:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/debperry/2524194185/in/set-7215...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/debperry/2558396135/in/set-7215...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/debperry/3395399205/in/set-7215...

Wabash River IN 1 Bridge
Posted August 7, 2007, by Michael Lampman (mlampman [at] fveng [dot] com)

This bridge was redecked in 2006 with wider lanes and narrower sidewalks. A steel truss pedestrian bridge was placed to the west to make up for the "loss" of sidewalks on the highway bridge.