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Eightmile Creek CR 500W Bridge

Photos 

West side

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

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BH Photo #178928

Map 

Video 

Eightmile Creek CR 500W Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Description 

This bridge although lacking a needed paint job, is in excellent condition. It has some very interesting features including very unusual endposts that feature different slopes to compensate for a slight skew. The view of the creek to the East is very scenic, and another very nice Warren pony truss is just around a bend in the creek to the North (Allen #236) Full-Hip/Half-Hip Hybrid

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Eightmile Creek on CR 500 West
Location
Wells County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
5-panel, bolted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.8 ft.
Total length: 78.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Wells County Bridge #112
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.91472, -85.31889   (decimal degrees)
40°54'53" N, 85°19'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/641569/4530650 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zanesville
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
100
Inventory numbers
INNBI 9000084 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17286 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 41.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built during 1920s (9,281)
Indiana (4,551)
NR-eligible (3,991)
Open (38,015)
Owned by county (19,515)
Pony truss (15,457)
Select (529)
Skewed (4,792)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,393)
Structurally deficient (17,366)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,255)
Truss (30,718)
Warren pony truss (3,016)
Warren truss (6,015)
Wells County, Indiana (36)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 20, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 30, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated design
  • September 22, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added alternate name and additional information.

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com