Although this bridge overall has the appearance of a riveted truss bridge, the truss connections are actually bolted, making this bridge uncommon for its age.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Statement of Significance
Seated upon a concrete pier, abutments, and wingwalls, these two largely-bolted, Pratt through spans extend 227' in seven panels for each pair of trusses. A pair of laced heavy channels provides each intermediate vertical, and a pair of angles riveted together with battens supplies the diagonal and counter sets. Only the center panel is countered. The I floor-beams are bolted to the verticals below the lower chord. The bridge carries an asphalt-over-timber deck with a 15'10" roadway and 14'6" of vertical clearance. Bolted Pratt through structures are not plentiful in Indiana, especially two-span ones. The design of these trusses is quite standard. The undecorated bridge retains its original members.
Butler, Fairman and Seufert, Inc., Bridge Inspection/Reinspection Report: Miami County (Indianapolis, 1973, 1977, 1981).
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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