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Myers Road Bridge

Warrick County Bridge 310

Myers Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 27, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Myers Road (CR-400 South) Over Caney Creek
Rural: Warrick County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1903 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
64 Feet (19.4 Meters)
Structure Length
68 Feet (20.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This is an extremely rare rivet-connected bedstead pony truss bridge. It was reportedly moved here from an unknown previous location perhaps in 1987. Looking under the bridge, there is evidence that this bedstead replaced another bedstead truss at this location of a shorter span length. The remains of the bottom of the legs and some concrete from the former abutments are visible under the bridge.

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Bridge History and Significance

The pin-connected [sic] truss leg or Pratt bedstead pony spans 51' in four panels. The truss legs run to stream level alongside driven I beams now backed by concrete. The wingwalls are made of timber. The vertical endposts and top chords are fabricated of a pair of channels riveted together with a cover plate and battens, the interior verticals of a pair of laced channels, the diagonals of a pair of die-forged eyebars, the center panel's counters of cylindrical rods with turnbuckles, and the outer panel of the lower chord of a pair of angles. U-bolted to the pins, I floor-beams carry the 14' timber deck. The design of these trusses is quite conventional, and the original structure remains intact. 1997 Bridge Inspection Report indicates superstructure relocated to this site (1987?) and reinforced with I-beams added to top chord. References MW, Inc., Warrick County Bridge Re-Inspection Report (Indianapolis, 1978). Engineer Associates, Inc., Bridge Reinspection Report: Warrick County (Evansville, 1981). United Consulting Engineers, Inc., Bridge Reinspection Report: Warrick County (Indianapolis, 1987). WTH Engineering, Warrick County: Bridge Reinspection Report (Indianapolis, 1999).

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