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Deep Cut Lake Road Bridge 1

Martin County Bridge 137

Deep Cut Lake Road Bridge 1

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 5, 2021

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Deep Cut Lake Road Over Beaver Creek
Rural: Martin County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1903 By Builder/Contractor: Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie, Indiana

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
57 Feet (17.4 Meters)
Structure Length
62 Feet (18.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
11.8 Feet (3.6 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is in storage!

Bridge Status: Bridge has been replaced, but sits on the ground next to the road and new bridge.

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.

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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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