This bridge is no longer in the current National Bridge Inventory database, and has likely been demolished or abandoned.


+39.38833, -87.12833
39°23'18" N, 87°07'42" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SR 46 over BIRCH CREEK
Structure number:017020
Location:1.5 km W SR 59
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:96.1 ft. [29.3 m]
Total length:100.1 ft. [30.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1932
Year reconstructed:1979
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2013

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,440 [as of 2006]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:22.5
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,330,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
July 2013PoorPoorSeriousFair344022.5
July 2012PoorPoorSeriousFair34404.8
July 2011PoorPoorSeriousFair344012.7
October 2010PoorPoorPoorFair344037.3
November 2008PoorPoorPoorFair416339.1
April 2007PoorPoorPoorFair416334.4
March 2005PoorPoorPoorFair416331.5
March 2003FairFairFairSatisfactory408144.4
March 2001FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory408145.5
March 1999FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory316646.0
March 1997FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory316646.0
March 1995FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory308946.2
March 1993FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory320049.1
March 1991FairSatisfactoryFairFair320055.2