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This is an unusual bridge as it is a curved t-beam bridge. The arches feature decorative treatment as do the piers on the bridge which extend above the guardrails of the bridge. With the large concrete piers and the shallow arch at the central span, it is not hard to imagine that if a double-leaf plate girder bascule bridge were magically turned to concrete, this is what it might look like!
This bridge was built in 1939. The contractor for the bridge was H. L. Maddocks Co. The bridge was built through Depression relief programs which increases the bridge's historic significance.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Statement of Significance
This is one of the earliest and widest continuous reinforced concrete T-beam structures built in Indiana, and it carries the longest span of its kind constructed before the Second World War. A prolific regional Hoosier engineer designed and decorated it for an urban setting. The bridge retains its architectural and structural integrity.
As Indiana was recovering from the worst of the
Greet Depression just before the Second World War, its counties began to
resume some bridge-building, here with the assistance of the Public
Works Administration of the Federal Works Agency. In a couple of cases,
local officals agreed for the first time to plans for crossing major
waterways with continuous reinforced concrete T-beams because of their
advertised economy. By constructing the beams of multiple spans as a
unit, the beams in one span get help carrying a load from their
extension over others, allowing for shallower beams and slimmer piers.
To carry the tension generated in the flanges of continuous beams over
piers, designers typically add reinforcing steel towards the top of the
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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