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Big Pine Creek Ditch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Tom Hall in April 2009

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BH Photo #137472

Map 

Video 

Big Pine Creek Ditch bridge

video by Mike Daffron

Description 

This Select Bridge was replaced with county funds in 2019.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Big Pine Creek Ditch on CR 500 North
Location
Benton County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1920; Replaced 2019
Design
Skewed, riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 46.5 ft.
Total length: 53.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Benton County Bridge #37
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.67861, -87.26361   (decimal degrees)
40°40'43" N, 87°15'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/477722/4503114 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wadena
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
22
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0400024 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 52.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Benton County, Indiana (26)
Built during 1920s (9,956)
Indiana (4,932)
Lost (24,965)
Lost 2019 (134)
Lost during 2010s (3,298)
NR-eligible (4,056)
One-lane traffic (7,613)
Owned by county (20,848)
Pony truss (16,241)
Replaced by new bridge (16,761)
Riveted (2,183)
Select (530)
Skewed (4,915)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,708)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,318)
Truss (32,955)
Warren pony truss (3,370)
Warren truss (6,580)

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: This Select Bridge was replaced with county funds in 2019.
  • July 23, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 17, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 27, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 19, 2009: New photos from Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Big Pine Creek Ditch Bridge
Posted June 9, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

So that is how the counties are getting around the historic bridge management plan, they just use their own local funds to demolish the bridges. Very sad.

Big Pine Creek Ditch Bridge
Posted May 28, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is one Skewed dude!