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CR-500 West Bridge

Wells County Bridge 112

CR-500 West Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 22, 2021

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-500 West Over Eightmile Creek
Location
Rural: Wells County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1920 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
72 Feet (21.9 Meters)
Structure Length
76 Feet (23.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
17.4 Feet (5.3 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
9000084

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Bridge Documentation

Although it lacks paint, this is otherwise an unaltered Warren pony truss in decent condition. Construction date is a estimate.

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Bridge History and Significance

Concrete abutments and wing-walls support the one-span Warren pony trusses which are offset about 10% from one another. Each truss is full hip at one end and has a foreshortened panel to adjust for the skew. Its verticals are manufactured from crafted I beams and its diagonals from a pair of angles riveted together with battens. The angles of the diagonals are heaviest in the outermost panels. The I floor-beams are bolted to gussets and the verticals above the lower chord and carry the concrete deck and roadway. The varied size of the diagonals and the placement of the floor-beams suggest an intermediate stage of all-riveted Warren pony construction. The skew and the adjustment in panel size and truss design as well as the form of the verticals are all noteworthy. The structure retains its original members, including latticed guardrails. References Donald W. Ward & Associates, Bridge Inspection/Reinspection Report: Wells County (Monticello, 1973, 1977, 1981, 1997). Indiana Historic Sites & Structures Inventory, An Architectural Atlas of Wells County, Indiana (Bluffton, 1986), 78-9.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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