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Kuebel Road Bridge

Photo 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Video 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9p8uY39AJc&t=1s

Kuebel Road Phantom Bridge

Built in 1919 by E.O. Kennedy of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, while we couldn't find any information as to whether E.O. Kennedy was related to Archibald McMichael Kennedy who built the Guilford Covered Bridge just 2 miles down the road, what we do know is that this concrete stringer bridge is 36 feet long and spans Fox Run on Kuebel Road.

The bridge was closed in November of 2009 with plans to replace it but as of 2021 the bridge and this portion of Kuebel Road has been deeded back over to the local property owners and having the bridge replaced is now just wishful thinking. The overall condition of the bridge is rated as "poor" by the county but barring a direct nuclear strike, the bridge will most likely stand for another 100 years. So we have that going for us which is nice.

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Facts 

Overview
Stringer bridge over Fox Run on Kuebel Road
Location
Dearborn County, Indiana
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1919 by E.O. Kennedy of Lawrenceburg
Builder
- E.O. Kennedy
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 35.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Also called
Fox Run Bridge
County Bridge #53
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.17929, -84.93997   (decimal degrees)
39°10'45" N, 84°56'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/677938/4338694 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Guilford
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
160
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1500048 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 44034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (16,890)
Built 1919 (550)
Built during 1910s (9,973)
Closed (2,759)
Dearborn County, Indiana (78)
Doomed (1,068)
E.O. Kennedy (1)
Indiana (5,098)
Owned by county (21,614)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,226)
Structurally deficient (12,877)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,508)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2021: New video from Satolli Glassmeyer
  • February 7, 2010: Added by Satolli Glassmeyer

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Comments 

Kuebel Road Bridge
Posted February 7, 2010, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com)

We have used this bridge many times over the years for our Jeep Road Rallies in Dearborn County but the County Highway Department closed the bridge in November 2009. As of February 2010 they plan to replace the bridge but have no idea when this will happen.