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Blackford Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by James McCray in Feburary 2009

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Blackford Creek on Ray Road
Location
Daviess County, Kentucky, and Hancock County, Kentucky
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1884
Builder
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 91.8 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.87028, -86.90194   (decimal degrees)
37°52'13" N, 86°54'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/508624/4191426 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maceo
Inventory numbers
KY 030-C00018N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18756 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 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)
25

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • April 16, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • February 9, 2009: New photos from James McCray

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Comments 

Blackford Creek Bridge
Posted December 12, 2014, by Zachary S

Google Earth shows the bridge gone as of late 2013 and heavy equipment tearing up the surrounding area... unless it was moved somewhere, this historic truss is lost.

Blackford Creek Bridge
Posted November 13, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Would love to know the story behind the crowbar being welded to the portal of this bridge. Not the first time I have seen something like it however. The County Line Bridge in Hancock & Rush Counties, Indiana has a Horse shoe welded to the sway bracing.