This uncommon example of a Camelback type of truss bridge built by the regionally prolific Indiana Bridge Company was moved and preserved for pedestrians. Cambria brands on visible on the top chord of the bridge.
Photos currently available were taken before the deck was installed.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Statement of Significance
The prolific builder of the bridge retains the original drawing of this most standard of three extant Camelbacks known to have been fabricated by the firm. The structure is fairly long for the design which makes
each panel unusually wide. Its original members, including the latticed guardrails, remain intact.
Seated upon concrete and stone abutments and concrete wingwalls, this single-span, pin-connected Camelback was fabricated by the Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie. Laced channels of a single size separate the 175' through span into nine panels. The center section consists of three panels with double die-forged eyebars countered by cylindrical eyebars with turnbuckles as diagonals (the turnbuckles are double in the most central panel only). Two panels with double die-forged eyebars (stretching from outer top pins to inner lower ones) comprise the outer sections. I floor beams bolted to pin and vertical plates below the lower chord carry an asphalt-over-concrete deck with a 15'5" roadway providing 16' of vertical clearance.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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