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Lick Creek Bridge

Lick Creek Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 28, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Abandoned Road Over Lick Creek
Rural: Orange County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1897 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This very short through truss bridge has been abandoned, and is overgrown and deteriorated. The bridge has v-lacing on top of the top chord instead of cover plate.

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Bridge History and Significance

Located immediately south of U.S. #150 between C.R. 590W and 725W. This single-span, pin-connected Pratt through span and its I-beam approach to the north sit upon concrete abutments and wingwalls and a pier of laced channels. These extraordinarily light trusses have four panels. The pair of channels used in each top-chord member is laced rather than reinforced with a cover plate. A pair of light square eyebars supplies each lower-chord member. The single--and therefore central--intermediate vertical consists of two pairs of laced angles, while a pair of light square eyebars provide each hip-vertical suspender. The second and third panels have diagonals of a pair of light square eyebars and counters of a pair of adjustable rod. U-bolted to the lower pins, I-floor-beams carry a timber deck. Narrow-channel guardrails protect the trusses and demark the edges of the approach. Virtually every member of this rather old Pratt through span speaks of lightness. The trusses retain their original members. References

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes


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