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Warner Road Bridge

Warrick County Bridge 264, CR-475 West Bridge

Warner Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 27, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rivertown Trail Over Unnamed Creek
Newburgh: Warrick County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1920 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
98 Feet (29.9 Meters)
Structure Length
100 Feet (30.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.4 Feet (4.08 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This graceful pony truss bridge was relocated and preserved as a functional attraction on a trail. This bridge previously crossed Cypress Creek on Warner Road (37.948242, -87.336131)

Above: DHPA survey photo showing bridge in previous location.

Above: DHPA survey photo showing bridge in previous location.

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Bridge History and Significance

The designers of this single-span Warren pony truss used a polygonal top chord. Never parallel with the lower one, the top chord changes slope from one midpanel point to the next. Seated upon concrete abutments and wingwalls, the largely-bolted structure extends 102' in six panels. Its all-interior verticals are manufactured from pairs of angles riveted together with an occasional stay plate which also serves the external sway braces and its diagonals from a pair of angles (somewhat heavier in the outer panels) also riveted together with a few stay plates. The I floor-beams are bolted to the verticals below the lower chord and carry the 16'9" timber deck. This is a quite long example, especially for bolted connections, of an unusual variation of a Warren pony truss. The undecorated whole was fabricated along standard lines for its kind and retains its original integrity. Closed in 2001. References MW, Inc., Warrick County Bridge Re-Inspection Report (Indianapolis, 1978). Engineer Associates, Inc., Bridge Reinspection Report: Warrick County (Evansville, 1981). United Consulting Engineers, Inc., Bridge Reinspection Report: Warrick County (Indianapolis, 1987). WTH Engineering, Warrick County: Bridge Reinspection Report (Indianapolis, 1999).

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes


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