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Sand Road Bridge

Knox County Bridge 119

Sand Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 26, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Sand Road (CR-1600 East) Over Black Creek
Rural: Knox County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1932 By Builder/Contractor: Vincennes Bridge Company of Vincennes, Indiana

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
120 Feet (36.6 Meters)
Structure Length
121 Feet (36.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
18.4 Feet (5.61 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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This riveted through truss bridge has a 14 degree skew.

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Bridge History and Significance

There appears to have been two bridges at this site. The most current information places a Vincennes Bridge Company steel truss structure over Black Creek southeast of Sandborn in December 1932. The contract for the bridge was $5,728.00 and included "removal of the old bridge." -John Warner, M&H Offset from one another, the trusses of this riveted Pratt through span are seated upon concrete abutments and wingwalls. I-beams provide all the truss verticals, and a pair of angles riveted together with battens supplies each diagonal and counter set. Only the center panel is countered. The I floor-beams are riveted to the verticals. The bridge carries a concrete deck with an 18' roadway and 16' of vertical clearance. Riveted Pratt through spans are not common in Indiana. The skew and the uniform design of the verticals are also noteworthy. The bridge retains its original members, including latticed portals. #Not in M&H inventory of Aug 09. References United Construction and Engineering Corporation, Bridge Inspection Study and Report: Knox County (Indianapolis, 1972). Associated Engineering Consultants, Bridge Reinspection Study and Report: Knox County (Nashville, 1977, 1981). United Consulting Engineers & Architects, Bridge Inventory Report: Knox County (Indianapolis, 2002).

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes


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