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West Fork Blue River-Heritage Chapel Rd. Bridge

Photo 

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

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BH Photo #393430

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over West Fork Blue River on Heritage Chapel Road in Salem
Location
Salem, Washington County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 73.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #78
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61687, -86.06207   (decimal degrees)
38°37'01" N, 86°03'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/581654/4274678 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Salem
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
282
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8800051 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17219 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.9 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Arch (12,241)
Built 1917 (641)
Built during 1910s (9,711)
Deck arch (11,479)
Indiana (4,946)
Open (40,046)
Owned by county (20,944)
Salem, Indiana (5)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,127)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,326)
Washington County, Indiana (65)

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Comments 

Heritage Chapel Road Bridge
Posted March 30, 2011, by Gary (Rebel9668 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was widened a couple of years ago to two lanes, interesting to note though that while the new west side of the bridge has a metal guardrail, the east side still has the old concrete rail from when it was an arch bridge.