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Illinois Street Bridge

Marion County Bridge 2502

Illinois Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 21, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Illinois Street Over Fall Creek
Location
Indianapolis: Marion County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
2013 By Builder/Contractor: Hoosier Bridge Company and Engineer/Design: Melan Arch Construction Company

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
83 Feet (25 Meters)
Structure Length
238 Feet (72 Meters)
Roadway Width
40 Feet (12.19 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
4900214

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Bridge Documentation

This modern bridge is not historic, but it reused some of the stone from the previous historic bridge, and displays a similar railing and spandrel appearance. It is mainly included on this website for the sake of explanation. The previous bridge at this location was an highly significant and rare Melan type arch bridge. The bridge was considered a "Select" bridge under the Indiana Historic Bridge Management Plan which meant the bridge should have been preserved, yet the owner found a way around this and demolished and replaced the bridge. As a result, the rare Melan steel arch reinforcing is completely lost and the bridge seen today is supported by standard reinforced concrete. The bridge has no heritage value whatsoever today. The stones are not what made the bridge historically significant. Bridge lengths and builders/engineers given above refer to the historic bridge.

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Above: ca. 1903 historical photo of bridge.

Above: Demolition of historic bridge, with Melan reinforcing beams visible. Photo provided by Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. August 2013

Above: Demolition of historic bridge, with Melan reinforcing beams visible. Photo provided by Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. August 2013

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