This is one of a unique group of six historic truss bridges found along this road. This bridge was sadly damaged by an irresponsible driver ca. 2012 and it was placed on the ground next to a replacement bridge.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Bridge History and Significance
The Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie probably designed and built this half-hip, single-span Pratt pony. The pin-connected trusses rest upon concrete abutments and wingwalls. The structure extends 61' in four panels. Its verticals are fabricated from two pairs of laced angles and its diagonals of a pair of die-forged eyebars. Adjustable, cylindrical rods provide counters for the two most central panels. I floor-beams, which are U-bolted to the lower pins and bolted to pin plates, carry the timber deck with its 11'9" roadway. The prolific Hoosier firm which probably built this structure used a standard design. The unadorned bridge retains its structural integrity.
References American Consulting Engineers, Inc., Bridge Inspection/Reinspection Report: Martin County (Indianapolis, 1974, 1979). Indiana Bridge Company, Contract Index, #4861 or #5035, Indiana Bridge Co. (Muncie).
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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