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
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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