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Salamonie River Bridge

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Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Salamonie River on CR 1000 South
Location
Wells County, Indiana
Status
removed
History
Built 1918; rehabilitated 1980
Builders
- Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co. of Elkhart, Indiana
- J.A.Crosbie
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 147.9 ft.
Total length: 152.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59611, -85.31222   (decimal degrees)
40°35'46" N, 85°18'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/642810/4495292 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Montpelier
Inventory numbers
INNBI 9000049 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2007)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
241

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • July 26, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon

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Salamonie River Bridge
Posted April 22, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That road(1000S) runs straight through from one side of the county to the other, so they may have done it to appease the farmers. Hopefully that will help the other two bridges....I know #59 is status pending on the INDOT site. I would like to find out if they dismantled #60 for possible reuse. I know at one time they were talking about moving the Vera Cruz bridge into Bluffton. One can hope.

Salamonie River Bridge
Posted April 22, 2007, by Tom (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

Tony,

Yeah, it's a shame to find these old bridges missing. I suspected this bridge had been replaced even before my visit, but hoped maybe it had been bypassed. Unfortunately it wasnít.

I see from your postings that Delaware County has some nice old bridges, possibly endangered as well. Looks like Iím going to have to check them out before itís too late.

Salamonie River Bridge
Posted April 22, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Tom

Sad to see they replaced this one. For years, going to my Grandparent's house in Warren, I would visit these 3 bridges. 3 different truss types on 3 consecutive roads was pretty cool.........but no more. Had I have gotten an earlier start to Delaware County on Saturday, I was planning on going up that way. Good to see we've got each others backs!

Tony

Salamonie River Bridge
Posted April 22, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

This bridge no longer exits. Replaced with modern concrete structure.