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IN-218 Bridge

Carroll County Bridge 3279

IN-218 Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: February 19, 2017

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
IN-218 Over Paint Creek
Rural: Carroll County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1940 By Builder/Contractor: George R. Harvey of Danville, Indiana and Engineer/Design: Indiana State Highway Commission

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
65 Feet (19.81 Meters)
Structure Length
127 Feet (38.71 Meters)
Roadway Width
28 Feet (8.53 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

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This is a late but unaltered example of state design concrete arch bridge, located on a curve. The design of this standard bridge called for railings that flared and curved out at the ends, but this bridge was also built on a curve in the road, and so the bridge itself is curved slightly. This results in the outer railing having a notable "S" shape to it.

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Statement of Significance

In the spring of 1940, the State Highway Commission advertised the June letting of a slightly-skewed, 65-foot, concrete arch on concrete pile bents to be erected over Paint Creek. George R. Harvey of Danville, Indiana, secured the state contract in June for $18,957.63.

Other Information

References Indiana State Highway Commission, Division of Construction, "Notice to Bridge Contractors," June 1940; "Tabulation of Awards - Bridges," June 1940; Structure #218-08-3279; Contract #1980.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes


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