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Heckel Road Bridge

Vanderburgh County Bridge 76

Heckel Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 26, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Heckel Road Over Bluegrass Creek
Location
Center Township: Vanderburgh County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1893 By Builder/Contractor: Columbus Bridge Company of Columbus, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1999
Main Span Length
150 Feet (45.7 Meters)
Structure Length
152 Feet (46.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.4 Feet (4.69 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
8200071

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is one of only a few known surviving bridges nationwide by the Columbus Bridge Company.

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Bridge History and Significance

The Columbus Bridge Company of Columbus, Ohio, fabricated this fairly high, single-span, pin-connected Pratt through truss which is seated upon cut stone abutments and wingwalls with concrete caps. Intermediate verticals of double laced channels subdivide the 153' truss into most of its eight panels. Eyebars provide the diagonals: pairs stretch toward center span from the top panel point to the bottom of all except the endpost panels; cylindrical eyebars with turnbuckles counter the others in the four most central panels. U-bolted to the lower pins, rectangular girder floor-beams carry the concrete deck and 21'5" of vertical clearance. The only remaining Pratt built by this prolific Ohio firm, the bridge retains its original members including decoratively latticed portals and bracing. Vanderburgh County Surveyor's Office, Bridge Inspection Survey and Report: Vanderburgh County (Evansville, 1973). Sieco, Inc., Bridge Inspection Report: Vanderburgh County (Columbus, 1979). bridge nameplate.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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