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Beulah Bridge

Fountain County Bridge 142

Beulah Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: February 18, 2017

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-230 East Over Big Shawnee Creek
Location
Rural: Fountain County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1911 By Builder/Contractor: Attica Bridge Company of Attica, Indiana

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
118 Feet (36 Meters)
Structure Length
120 Feet (37 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
2300112

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This bridge is an excellent example of a bridge built by a noteworthy Indiana bridge builder.

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Statement of Significance

The Attica Bridge Company of Attica, Indiana, fabricated this single-span, pin-connected Pratt through truss which is seated upon cut stone abutments and wingwalls reinforced in the south with concrete. Intermediate verticals of laced double angles subdivide the 120' truss into most of its six panels. Eyebars provide the diagonals: pairs of die-forged and rectangular ones stretch toward center span from the top panel point to the bottom of all except the endpost panels; cylindrical eyebars with turnbuckles counter the others in the two most central panels. Bolted to the lower pinplates, I floor-beams carry the timber deck with its 15'8" roadway and 15'7" of vertical clearance. The truss' sway bracing is heavier than usual. One of two extant Pratt through-truss spans known to have been fabricated by Attica Bridge, the unadorned structure retains its original members.

Other Information

References H. Stewart Kline & Associates, Inc., Bridge Inspection Report: Fountain County (Lafayette, 1973). Reid, Quebe, et al., Bridge Inventory & Safety Inspection: Fountain County (Indianapolis, 1979). Beam, Longest & Neff, Fountain County: Bridge Inventory Rating and Safety Inspection (Indianapolis, 2002); Fountain County: Fracture Critical Inspection Report (Indianapolis, 2006). bridge nameplates.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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