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
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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