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Albany Bridge

Delaware County Bridge 85, Kitselman Park Bridge

Albany Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 21, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
White River and Cardinal Greenways Over White River
Rural: Delaware County, Indiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal 9 Panel Pin-Connected Camelback Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete Slab, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1905 By Builder/Contractor: Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie, Indiana

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
175 Feet (53.3 Meters)
Structure Length
285 Feet (86.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
15 Feet (4.57 Meters)
1 Main Span(s) and 3 Approach Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

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.

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View This Relocated Historic Bridge's Page In Its Previous Mississinewa River Location Here

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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.

Bridge #85 is one of only seven steel through truss bridges in the county known to have been built by Indiana Bridge Company.

Architectural Description

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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