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CR-200 Bridge

Fountain County Bridge 105

CR-200 Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: February 19, 2017

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-200 East (Foster Road) Over Little Shawnee Creek
Rural: Fountain County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1935 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Indiana State Highway Commission

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
60 Feet (18 Meters)
Structure Length
63 Feet (19 Meters)
Roadway Width
20 Feet (6.1 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

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This is a traditional riveted pony truss bridge in a rural agricultural setting.

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Statement of Significance

This bridge looks a lot like an Indiana Department of Highways' Warren pony span design for the early 1930s. Its trusses are half-hip, five-paneled, and riveted. They span 60' between concrete abutments and wingwalls. The diagonals are heavier at the endposts than at center span. They are made from two pairs of angles and battens for each outer panel and a single, increasingly lighter pair towards midspan. The lower-chord members are also varied in size, each being fabricated from a pair of angles and battens at the endpost panels and from two pairs for the inner ones. The verticals consist of two pairs of angles and some battens shared with the external braces. The I floor-beams are riveted to gussets and the verticals above the lower chord and carry a timber deck with an 18'8" roadway. Narrow-channel guardrails protect the trusses. The design of this structure suggests some transition from patterns which the IDH established for its Warren pony truss spans in the 1920s. The stiffening of the outer diagonals and inner lower-chord members reflect bits of evolutionary change, although the deck is more narrow and built for slower traffic than typically found on a state highway of the 1930s.

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). Crowder & Darnall, Inc., Bridge Inventory & Safety Inspection: Fountain County (Columbus, 1986). Beam, Longest & Neff, Fountain County: Bridge Inventory Rating and Safety Inspection (Indianapolis, 2002); Fountain County: Fracture Critical Inspection Report (Indianapolis, 2006).

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes


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