This bridge is one of only a few known surviving bridges nationwide by the Columbus Bridge Company.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
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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