This bridge is noted for its large pin-connected Pratt truss spans and its setting in a scenic, undeveloped area.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Bridge History and Significance
The Lafayette Bridge Company of Lafayette, Indiana, fabricated the high, two-span superstructure. Daniel Brooks built the cut-stone abutments and pier. Intermediate verticals of laced channels subdivide each of the 28-feet and 9-inch deep trusses into most of their ten panels. Eyebars provide the diagonals: pairs stretch toward center span from the top panel point to the bottom of all except the endpost panels; pairs of cylindrical eyebars with turnbuckles counter the others in the two most central panels. U-bolted to the lower pins, I floor-beams carry runs of I-beam stringers which, in turn, support the timber deck with 17 feet of vertical clearance. Built by a prolific Indiana firm, these spans retain their integrity including their decoratively latticed pairs of portal struts. References American Consulting Engineers, Inc., Bridge Inspection/Reinspection Report: Martin County (Indianapolis, 1974, 1979). bridge nameplate.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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