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CR-200 West Bridge

Jay County Bridge 134

CR-200 West Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: September 21, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-200 West Over Salamonie River
Rural: Jay County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
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 (18.3 Meters)
Structure Length
125 Feet (38.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
22 Feet (6.71 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

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.

Architectural Description

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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