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Rock Creek CR 400W Bridge

Photos 

A Long View, Looking West From The Southeast Bank Of Rock Creek Ditch Showing The East Side Of The Bridge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #153295

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Rock Creek on CR 400 West
Location
Wells County, Indiana
Status
Removed and replaced
History
Built 1903
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Pinned 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 66.3 ft.
Total length: 71.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Old County Bridge #74
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73222, -85.29833   (decimal degrees)
40°43'56" N, 85°17'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/643693/4510424 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Liberty Center
Inventory numbers
INNBI 9000058 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17290 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2007)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
37

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: After being closed for several years, this historic bridge has been replaced.
  • January 24, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name, builder, design and categories

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER IN-94 - Wells County Bridge No. 74, Spanning Rock Creek Ditch at County Road 400, Bluffton vicinity, Wells County, IN
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com