Constructed in 1902, this bridge is a regionally early example of a highway truss bridge with riveted connections. It also is noted in Indiana for the length of its Warren truss span, which is 192 feet. Visually, the bridge is noted for its lattice portal bracing and sway bracing, which is fairly large, to stabilize the relatively long, deep, and perhaps somewhat massive (for its age) truss.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Statement of Significance
The longest extant Warren through truss in Indiana is similar in design to Delaware #95 and #152. It retains its original members including latticed portals, struts, and most of its guardrail. This span is
unusual for its use of verticals only in alternate panels, the the interchangeability of its portals and struts, and the amount of variation in the sizes and construction of its diagonals. The whole was planned and executed by a
prolific Hoosier firm.
Seated upon concrete abutments and wingwalls, this all-riveted, single-span Warren through truss extends 192'. I beams fabricated from channels riveted together provide the verticals for the alternate of the
twelve panels. Double angles riveted to stay plates start the diagonals from the top chord-endpost point; laced channels extend the pattern of diagonals through the more central panels. Riveted to gussets and vertical plates, I
floor beams carry the asphalt-over-timber deck with its 15'5" roadway and 17' of vertical clearance.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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