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CR-300 Bridge

Wells County Bridge 3

CR-300 Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 19, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-300 (Former IN-303) Over Wabash River
Rural: Wells County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1940 By Builder/Contractor: John R. Gates of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Engineer/Design: Indiana State Highway Commission

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
150 Feet (45.72 Meters)
Structure Length
306 Feet (93.27 Meters)
Roadway Width
23.6 Feet (7.19 Meters)
2 Main Span(s)
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Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

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This bridge and the road it carries is a former state highway, SR-303. Today, the road and bridge are owned by the county. The bridge with its two lanes and heavy trusses following a state-standard design are a visible clue to this road's past as a more significant state route.

The deck was replaced and other repairs completed in 2016, suggesting this bridge for now has a bright future.

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Architectural Description

15' vert clear. The state highway commission awarded a construction contract for the two spans to John R. Gates of Ft. Wayne for $65,926.90 in December 1940. References Indiana State Highway Commission, "Tabulation of Awards - Bridges," December 1940, Contract #2074; Structure #303-F-1873. Donald W. Ward & Associates, Bridge Inspection/Reinspection Report: Wells County (Monticello, 1973, 1977, 1981, 1997).

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes


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