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Lewisburg Bridge

Cass County Bridge 123

Lewisburg Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: February 18, 2017

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-825 East Over Wabash River
Location
Lewisburg: Cass County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1913 By Builder/Contractor: National Concrete Company of Indianapolis, Indiana and Engineer/Design: Daniel Luten

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2008
Main Span Length
96.5 Feet (29.41 Meters)
Structure Length
456 Feet (138.99 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.32 Meters)
Spans
5 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
900083

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Bridge Documentation

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

This bridge is a noted example of a Luten arch bridge. Not only does this bridge utilize the Luten patent, it was built by Luten's own company, the National Concrete Company. Many other companies were given the right to use Luten patented designs, so not all Luten arch bridges were built by Luten's company. Control of the patented design was managed by National Concrete Company.

This bridge is also an outstanding case study in historic concrete bridge rehabilitation. Prior to rehabilitation in 2007-2008 most people would have thought this bridge was beyond repair. The original railings were replaced, the piers had enormous holes from spalling, scour, etc, one of the arch spans had partially collapsed, and the deck had tall grass growing on much of it. Yet today, the bridge looks much as it did when it was originally built, and is in good condition, once again open to vehicular traffic. American Structurepoint was the consulting engineer for this project. Jack Isom Construction was the contractor.

American Structurepoint provided a set of photos, two of which are shown below. Additionally a special photo gallery of pre-rehab photos is available on this page.

The Lewisburg Bridge was showcased in literature for the National Concrete Company as shown in the below images.


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Luten

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Photo Galleries and Videos: Lewisburg Bridge

 
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2017 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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A collection of overview and detail photos showing the bridge after rehabilitation. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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2017 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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A collection of overview and detail photos showing the bridge after rehabilitation. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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2004-6 Pre-Rehab Bridge Photo-Documentation
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Courtesy of project engineer American Structurepoint, these photos show how badly deteriorated the bridge was prior to rehabilitation. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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2004-6 Pre-Rehab Bridge Photo-Documentation
Mobile Optimized Photos
Courtesy of project engineer American Structurepoint, these photos show how badly deteriorated the bridge was prior to rehabilitation. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

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