Replaced a WIBCo. Pratt through truss built in 1879.
A possible factor in this bridge being preserved was the identification of a colony of endangered Clubshell Mussels found in the river below. The bypass bridge had to be built with only one span to avoid interfering with their habitat.
INNBI 6600152 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16900 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor(4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.3 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
November 11, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Tweaked builder name; all Ruckman-Hansen spans are now in one category
March 14, 2021: New video from Mike Daffron
October 3, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
June 28, 2020: New photos from Jen Savage
September 15, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Builders per Dr. James Cooper Database
September 15, 2014: Updated by James Norwood: updated status
September 27, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge is to be bypassed.