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Geneva Ford Bridge

Jennings County Bridge 29

Geneva Ford Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: May 10, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-250 West Over Sand Creek
Location
Rural: Jennings County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1907 By Builder/Contractor: Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie, Indiana

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
122 Feet (37.2 Meters)
Structure Length
124 Feet (37.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
4000028

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is a traditionally composed example of its type. The bridge appears to retain good historic integrity. The bridge appears to be in decent condition, but it does lack paint and part of a fixed bearing appears to be encased in concrete. Now would be a great time to begin planning for a comprehensive restoration of this bridge.

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Statement of Significance

The prolific Hoosier firm used a conventional pattern for these pinned trusses. The bridge retains its original members, including latticed guardrails.

Architectural Description

The Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie fabricated this pin-connected Pratt through span which is seated upon cut stone abutments and wingwalls. Intermediate verticals of a pair of laced channels subdivide the 124' structure into most of its eight panels. A pair of die-forged eyebars provides each set of diagonals, and single, cylindrical rods with turnbuckles counter the diagonals in the two most central panels. U-bolted to the lower pins, I floor beams carry the timber deck with its 15'6" roadway and 21'5" of vertical clearance.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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