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CR-30 Bridge

Fountain County Bridge 113

CR-30 Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: February 18, 2017

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-30 East Over North Fork Coal Creek
Rural: Fountain County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1910 By Builder/Contractor: Attica Bridge Company of Attica, Indiana

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
100 Feet (30 Meters)
Structure Length
102 Feet (31 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.4 Feet (4.69 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is noted for its use of bolted connections instead of riveted connections and its association with a noted Indiana bridge builder.

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Statement of Significance

This largely bolted, 105' through Warren truss remains seated upon its original concrete abutments and wingwalls. Laced double angle verticals divide the span into six panels. Heavy laced channels provide the diagonals from the top most central panel point and are joined in the 2nd and 5th panels with simple but heavy angles. I floor-beams support the timber deck with its 15'8" roadway and 12' of vertical clearance. Except for some loose top lateral bracing, this bridge retains its original members, including latticed struts and guardrails, largely intact. Neither the structure's length nor its design, given the truss type, are unusual.

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). 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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