HistoricBridges.org Menu: HistoricBridges.org Menu:


We Recommend These Resources:
Bach Steel - Experts at historic truss bridge restoration.

HistoricBridges.org: Bridge Browser

South County Line Road Bridge

Allen County Bridge 236

South County Line Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 22, 2021

View Photos
and Videos
View Maps
and Links

Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
South County Line Road Over Rebecca Knight Drain
Location
Rural: Allen County, Indiana and Wells County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1927 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1999
Main Span Length
78 Feet (23.8 Meters)
Structure Length
86 Feet (26.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
17.7 Feet (5.39 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
200172

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)
View Information About HSR Ratings

Bridge Documentation

Hidden on a dead-end road cut off by I-69 and today only serving a single house, this bridge has been preserved. Date given is a circa date. Some sources report a ca. 1918 date, but the 1927 date was provided in Dr. James Cooper's notes for the DHPA survey and is considered more reliable than other sources.

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

Above: 1997 photo from DHPA Survey (Dr. James Cooper) showing bridge before rehabilitation.

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Bridge History and Significance

The contracting for and construction of this all-riveted, steel structure on the county line remains as obscure as its general design is unexceptional for the 1920s or 1930s. Offset from one another, the five-panel trusses are balanced by the addition of a hip vertical at one end to pick up an outer floor beam. Typical for all-riveted, pony-truss construction, almost all the members except for the top chord -- made from channels, cover plate, and battens -- depend upon angles. The lower chord and verticals consist of two pairs of angles and battens, the members generally being riveted at their ends to gussets. The diagonals consist of a pair of heavy angles and battens. Angles also provide the bracing, too. External sway braces -- attached to the verticals above and below -- and lower laterals -- from floor-beam to floor-beam -- stiffen the trusses against moving loads. Rolled I floor-beams riveted to angles then bolted to gussets and the verticals above the lower chord support the I beam stringers which carry the asphalt-coated, timber roadway. Latticed rails line the trusses and extend beyond them at the entrances to guide traffic into the offset trusses. This fairly long, riveted span is unusual for its skew and the structural response to it. It retains its original members including its latticed guardrails. References Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc., Bridge Inspection /Reinspection Report: Allen County (Indianapolis: 1973, 1977, 1981). SIECO, Inc., Bridge Reinspection Report: Allen County (Columbus, 1993, 1995). Farrar, Garvey & Associates, Allen County: Bridge Inspection (Indianapolis, 2002, 2004). Indiana Historic Sites & Structures Inventory, An Architectural Atlas of Wells County, Indiana (Bluffton, 1986), 78-79.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

Divider

Photo Galleries and Videos: South County Line Road Bridge

 
View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Original / Full Size Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Mobile Optimized Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

Divider

Maps and Links: South County Line Road Bridge

Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):

View Bridge Location In:

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within a half mile of this bridge.

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within 10 miles of this bridge.

Google Maps

Google Streetview (If Available)

Bing Maps

OpenStreetMap

Apple Maps (Via DuckDuckGo Search)

Apple Maps (Apple devices only)

MapQuest

HERE We Go Maps

ACME Mapper

Waze Map

Android: Open Location In Your Map or GPS App

Flickr Gallery (Find Nearby Photos)

Wikimedia Commons (Find Nearby Photos)

Directions Via Sygic For Android

Directions Via Sygic For iOS and Android Dolphin Browser

USGS National Map (United States Only)

Historical USGS Topo Maps (United States Only)

CalTopo Maps (United States Only)


Divider
 
Home Top

Divider

About - Contact

© Copyright 2003-2021, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.

Admin Login

Divider