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Beechwood Road Bridge

Crawford County Bridge 43

Beechwood Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 28, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Beechwood Road (CR-4) Over Little Blue River
Location
Rural: Crawford County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1925 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1994
Main Span Length
113 Feet (34 Meters)
Structure Length
122 Feet (37 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.8 Feet (4.21 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
1300071

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This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: This bridge is at risk for demolition and replacement!

This riveted through truss is an attractive feature on this scenic rural road.

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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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