This riveted through truss is an attractive feature on this scenic rural road.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Bridge History and Significance
The largely-bolted superstructure is seated upon concrete abutments and wingwalls. A pair of channels riveted together with battens provides each set of intermediate truss verticals, and a pair of angles and battens serves as the diagonal and counter sets. The diagonals are countered in the two most central panels. I floor-beams are bolted to gussets below the lower chord and supports runs of rolled steel stringers. The bridge carries an asphalt-over-concrete deck with 17 feet of vertical clearance over the roadway. Bolted Pratt through structures are not plentiful in Indiana. The design of this bridge and of its individual members is fairly conventional. The undecorated trusses retain their original members. References AECON, Inc., Bridge Inventory and Inspection Report: Crawford County (Nashville, 1973). Simpson Engineering Corp., Bridge Reinspection Report: Crawford County (Indianapolis, 1980). WTH Engineering, Crawford County Bridge Reinspection Report (Indianapolis, 2001).
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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