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CR-225 East Bridge

Noble County Bridge 134

CR-225 East Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: Spring 2007 and March 4, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-225 East Over Railroad (CSX)
Rural: Noble County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1906 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
45 Feet (13.7 Meters)
Structure Length
107 Feet (32.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
3 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

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There is some naming inconsistency for this bridge, as the road is apparently has different numbered names as it angles and adjusts its position on the grid system that Indiana uses to name its county roads. CR-225 Bridge appears to be the most accurate name for this bridge.

Although four bridges similar to this one remain in Noble County, they are quite unique and are an unusual find. Noble County has replaced one of these listed in inventories, indicating that these remaining bridges may be at risk. Since all of these bridges are actually located on quiet rural roads, any weight limits should not be a concern, despite what legal policy might dictate. The preservation of all of these bridges should be pursued. These bridge provides a beautiful historic crossing for the roadway it serves.

This bridge is posted for a four ton weight limit. The bridge is a three span warren pony truss with riveted connections,  composed of one main span and a shorter approach span at each end. The approach structures sit at a slight incline, something not commonly seen with other small metal truss bridges. Original pole railings remain on the bridge. The bridge is seated on concrete abutments, and the main span is supported by steel truss supports. V-lacing is present on the diagonals and on the bottom chord.

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Statement of Significance

A number of features distinguish the bridge: the use of some pin connections, the absence of verticals, and the design of the endposts and top chords. The undecorated trusses retain their original members.

Architectural Description

Concrete abutments and crafted I beam steel piers support the three-span Warren pony truss. The partly-bolted and partly-pinned structure extends 102'10" in two triple and one quadruple panel spans. The top chords and endposts are made from a pair of angles riveted together with a cover plate and its diagonals from a pair of laced angles. Verticals are omitted. The I floor beams are U-bolted to gusset pins below the lower chord and carry the timber deck with its 16' roadway..

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes


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