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Wilsey Road Bridge

Posey County Bridge 66

Wilsey Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 27, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Wilsey Road Over Black River
Location
Rural: Posey County, Indiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal 9 Panel Bolt-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1918 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
178 Feet (54 Meters)
Structure Length
660 Feet (201 Meters)
Roadway Width
19.4 Feet (5.91 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 16 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
6500200

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Bridge Documentation

This abandoned bridge features a single through truss span plus a long series of steel stringer approach spans.

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Bridge History and Significance

At the center of this 560' structure seated on a concrete pier, abutment, and wingwalls, is a 180' all-bolted, through Parker which spans the river. To the east are sixteen I beam approach spans supported by I beam piers. Fabricated from laced channels, intermediate verticals divide the through truss into nine panels. The three center section panels have a horizontal top chord and cross diagonals as does a Camelback. All diagonals are made of angles riveted to stay plates and most are bolted from top to bottom panel points towards midspan. The I floor-beams are bolted to the vertical below the lower chord. They support the concrete deck with its 20' roadway and 11' of vertical clearance. One of three bolted Parkers and one of six with a Camelback-like center section, this truss retains its original members, including decoratively latticed portals and guardrails. Legeay, Inc., Bridge Inspection Report: Posey County (Evansville, 1974).

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes (Non-Select)

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