Bender Road Bridge Replacement

Project Information

Facility: Bender Road (CR 1213)

Location: Bender Road Bridge over Big Bone Creek at Milepost 0.235

Project Type: Bridge Replacement/Repair

Priority Level: Tier 1

Project Description:

  • Replace Bender Road Bridge over Big Bone Creek.

Cost Estimate (2017 $):

Design Utilities Right of Way Construction TOTAL
$200,000 $40,000 $410,000 $1,400,000 $2,050,000



  • The bridge replacement project will address flooding issues associated with the bridge.
  • The project will resolve structural issues associated with the bridge.


  • A bridge replacement project in this area will need to avoid or mitigate environmental impacts that may include historic sites, a state conservation area and an agricultural district.

Existing Conditions

Functional Classification: Local Road

Existing ADT: 25 vehicles per day


  • Existing Bender Road Bridge is on a local, rural roadway with minimal traffic volumes. This roadway is the sole means of access to several properties. Stakeholder input indicated that this bridge often floods, blocking access to these properties.

Land Use/Socio-Economic/Environmental:

  • Existing Bender Road Bridge is on a local roadway that serves rural residential, woodlands and agricultural land uses.
  • There are two potentially historic sites identified near the project.
  • The project is located near Big Bone Lick State Park, a state park and a designated state conservation area.


  • The existing bridge has a sufficiency rating of 44.5 on a scale from 0 to 100, and is classified as structurally deficient.