This bridge was built ca. 1930. It follows a state standard plan for truss bridges. In 1957, it was moved and reused here in its current location. The relocation of truss bridges has historically not been uncommon since the structure type is easy to relocate. Bridges that became insufficient for busy roads could be moved and used on quieter rural roads. Even today, truss bridges continue to be moved, but more often for historic preservation reasons.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
Statement of Significance
The design of this structure is quite conventional for the period. It follows IDH patterns established in the 1920s, except that some truss members are a bit heavier than was typical in the previous decade. Variations between panels in the diagonals and lower chord members reflect additional stiffening. The bridge retains its original latticed guardrails.
The Indiana Department of Highways continued to design riveted Warren pony trusses throughout the 1930s for some spans requiring less than 100'. Brown County had each truss of this structure cut into three
sections and moved from a state highway to its current location where the trusses and floor beams were bolted into place.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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