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Flat Iron Bridge

Photos 

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

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BH Photo #156986

Map 

Description 

The Pratt truss span was added ca. 1925

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Vermillion River on Forest Glen Road
Location
Vermillion County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1898, rehabilitated 1925, replaced 1998
Design
Pin-connected Pennsylvania through truss with riveted Pratt through truss added later
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 207.0 ft.
Total length: 339.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #81
Forest Glen Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.99350, -87.49782   (decimal degrees)
39°59'37" N, 87°29'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/457502/4427153 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newport
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
349
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8300049 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39684 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 8, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added coordinates and truss type.
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Mike Roegner