This is a small two span stone arch bridge in a rural location.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Bridge History and Significance
William Avery and Joseph R. Eck received a $540 contract from the Shelby commissioners on 17 September 1892 to construct a "double stone arch" with 16-foot spans and a 16-foot roadway over Deer Creek about 1.75 miles south of Waldron on the Waldron and Flat Rock Free Gravel Road. The commissioners required that the structure be "imbedded on and in solid limestone rock" in the streambed. They specified further an 18-inch thick arch ring, parapet walls at 2-foot thickness by 38-feet long and extending 3-feet above the crown of the arch. The parapets were to be coped (5-in. thick by 30-in. wide stones). All stone was to be of "the best hard blue limestone" set in cement mortar. The stone parapet rails have been replaced with concrete ones. Determined SELECT in 2010 statewide historic bridge inventory. References Butler, Fairman and Seufert, Inc., Bridge Inspection Report: Shelby County (Indianapolis, 1973). United Consulting Engineers, Inc., Bridge Reinspection Report For Shelby County (Indianapolis, 1978). AECON, Inc., Bridge Reinspection Report: Shelby County (Nashville, 1990). SIECO, Inc., Bridge Reinspection Report: Shelby County (Columbus, 1994, 1996). Shelby County, "Commissioners Record," L: 420-421.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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