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.
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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