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Silverwood Bridge

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

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BH Photo #156984

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Wabash River on IN 234
Location
Vermillion County, Indiana, and Parke County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1976; replaced 1994
Builder
- Lafayette Engineering Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
4-span, pinned Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 734.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.4 ft.
Also called
SR 234 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95182, -87.41965   (decimal degrees)
39°57'07" N, 87°25'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/464154/4422493 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newport
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
1,350
Inventory numbers
INNBI 029560 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39681 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 30, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated location to reflect bridge crosses county line
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Wabash River Bridge BH 39681
Posted July 30, 2009, by Greg Newton (newtonbooks [at] comcast [dot] net)

Thought you might enjoy a picture of the old Wabash Wagon Bridge, your BH 39681. Please use it, if you wish, with my compliments for your fine website.

Cheers, Greg