Although this bridge has been abandoned, being on old highway alignment, this is a state standard pony truss bridge that retains good historic integrity. It has the heavy members and low profile that distinguishes these bridges. As a two-span bridge, it is a rare surviving example of a multi-span state standard pony truss. The bridge is on old highway alignment for what is today IN-67.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Statement of Significance
The weight and varied size of the diagonals, the placement of the floor beams, and the use of substantial knee or external sway braces suggest a late stage in the design of all-riveted Warren pony trusses. The two spans retain their original members, including latticed guardrails.
Concrete abutments, wingwalls, and pier support the two-span Warren pony truss. The riveted structure extends 125' in five-panel spans. Its all-interior verticals are manufactured from pairs of angles riveted together with stay plates and its diagonals from a pair of heavy angles (increasingly lighter toward midspan) riveted together with stay plates. The I floor beams are riveted to gussets and the verticals above the lower chord and carry the asphalt-over-concrete deck with its 22' roadway.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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