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Benton E. Day Bridge

Benton E. Day Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: May 9, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
IN-62 (CR-1200) Over Little Pigeon Creek
Location
Rural: Spencer County, Indiana and Warrick County, Indiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal Continuous Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1955 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1985
Main Span Length
65 Feet (20 Meters)
Structure Length
257 Feet (78 Meters)
Roadway Width
28 Feet (8.53 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
22080

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This bridge is interesting because it contains a concrete t-beam approach span at each end, with steel stringer main spans in the center. For a bridge of this length and structure type, one might expect the entire bridge to simply be all steel stringer spans. Also interestingly, the bridge's railings match the spans... the bridge has concrete balustrade railings over the t-beam spans, while the steel stringer spans have a metal railing design that seems to follow a general architectural pattern similar to Michigan's Type R4 railings. Many of Indiana's stringer bridges from this period lack integrity by the removal and replacement of their railings. This bridge appears to offer a rare look at what the railings on these mid-20th Century bridges might have looked like.

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