This riveted through truss bridge has a 14 degree skew.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
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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