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Circle Road Bridge

Harrison County Bridge 65

Circle Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 28, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Circle Road (Abandoned Alignment) Over Indian Creek
Rural: Harrison County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1884 By Builder/Contractor: Indianapolis Bridge Company of Indianapolis, Indiana

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
120 Feet (36.6 Meters)
Structure Length
123 Feet (37.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.7 Feet (4.18 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This bridge has been relocated. This page and its photos and maps document the former location of the bridge.

This bridge has the distinctive details of a bridge built by the Indianapolis Bridge Company. It includes cast iron decorative portal bracing knees. In 2020, this bridge was relocated to Rice Island in Corydon. 

Estimated new location: https://goo.gl/maps/553QQHwFtpjNpqx6A

38.209827, -86.118508

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Bridge History and Significance

The Indianapolis Bridge Company of Indianapolis, Indiana, fabricated this single-span, pin-connected Pratt through truss which is seated upon cut stone abutments and wingwalls. Intermediate verticals of crafted I beams subdivide the 123' truss into most of its ten panels. Eyebars provide the diagonals: adjustable pairs stretch toward center span from the top panel point to the bottom of all except the endpost panels; a cylindrical eyebar with a turnbuckle counters the pairs in all but the two outer panels at each end. An adjustable cylindrical eyebar runs horizontally through the intermediate verticals about midway between the chords. U-bolted to the lower pins, girder floor-beams carry the timber deck with its 13'8" roadway and 15' of vertical clearance. One of four extant Pratts constructed by a prolific Indiana firm, this bridge retains its integrity. Its decoratively latticed portals, cast iron portal bracing and other fixtures, and unusual guardrails are all intact. Bypassed for vehicles in 2001; structure to be preserved in place. References M.W., Inc., Harrison County Bridge Inspection/ Reinspection Report (Indianapolis, 1974, 1979). United Consulting Engineers, Bridge Inventory Report: Harrison County (Indianapolis, 2002).

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes


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