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Haysville Bridge

Haysville Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Rod Detty

Bridge Documented: March 1, 2007

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-231 Over East Fork White River
Location
Haysville: Dubois County, Indiana and Martin County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1932 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Indiana State Highway Commission
Rehabilitation Date
1985
Main Span Length
197.8 Feet (60.3 Meters)
Structure Length
800.6 Feet (244 Meters)
Roadway Width
23.9 Feet (7.28 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
16710

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This historic bridge was demolished and replaced!

This is a large bridge that consists of four stunning truss spans. This bridge was likely built to a standard plan. Many states developed standard plans for metal truss bridges that were used as late as the 1940s, although over time the metal truss bridge declined drastically in popularity during that time. The idea of a standard plan does not mean that surviving examples are not rare or historic. This bridge type has not been built for a half century. Occasionally, modern truss bridges might be built, but they do not feature the use of rivets and/or built-up members and chords. Thus, a bridge like the Haysville Bridge may have been common when built, but is today an uncommon structure type that is quickly becoming rare. The fate of this bridge, which is being replaced, is a great example. Thus, bridges like this one should be preserved either next to their replacements for pedestrian used, or rehabilitated for continued service as a vehicular crossing, perhaps as a two-lane bridge, or next to a new one-lane bridge, forming a one-way couplet.

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Statement of Significance

This bridge is the earliest and one of the longest extant examples of the IDH's adjusted standard plan for 198' Parkers. Aside from contemporary guardrails, the structure retains its original members.

Architectural Description

The Indiana Department of Highways selected a modified version of its longest standard Parker through-truss design, as well as its traditional concrete substructure and coped and paneled approach rails, for this setting. The IDH stiffened the outer diagonals and the lower chord to accommodate a wider deck.

The 198' riveted superstructures of all four spans are divided into eleven panels, each with a differently-sloped top-chord segment. The verticals consist of laced channels. Two pairs of angles and battens make up the outer diagonal. A pair of angles and battens, lighter toward midspan, provide the other diagonals as well as the counters (used only in the three central panels). The lower chord is fabricated from two pairs of heavy angles riveted together with battens and (except in the two outer panels) a stiffening plate. Substantial portals and cross-frames brace the trusses. The heavy I floor beams are riveted to the verticals at and above the lower chord and carry a 24' concrete roadway.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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