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Wilden Avenue Bridge

Oakridge Cemetery Bridge, Elkhart County Bridge 401

Wilden Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: Spring 2007 and March 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Cemetery Road Over Rock Run Creek
Location
Goshen: Elkhart County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1928 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2002
Main Span Length
82 Feet (25 Meters)
Structure Length
82 Feet (25 Meters)
Roadway Width
21.6 Feet (6.58 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
2000168

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is similar to the Ligonier Bridge, as both were been built to a state standard plan.

This bridge was originally a two-span bridge carrying nearby Wilden Avenue over Elkhart River according to the inventory data, and totaled 172 feet in length. The bridge was designated Elkhart County Bridge 401 in this location. This bridge was replaced, and one of the remaining spans has been set on small, new concrete abutments. A number of years after being moved, the bridge was repainted.

The bridge is a subdivided warren pony truss with riveted connections. It features buttresses on the vertical members. Original lattice members remain on the bridge. The deck is steel grate, which is likely not original but does date to the bridge's highway service on Wilden Avenue.

Above: Bridge in its original location as a two span bridge. Source: DHPA Historic Bridge Survey

Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey (Prior To Relocation)

Statement of Significance

This is a long, heavy, and typically-designed structure for its period. The trusses retain their original members, including latticed guardrails.

Architectural Description

Concrete abutment, wingwalls, and pier support the two-span Warren pony truss. The riveted structure extends 172' in seven-panel spans. Its all-interior verticals are manufactured from pairs of angles riveted together with stay plates and reinforced with external sway bracing. Its diagonals, in turn, are made of a pair of angles (lighter toward midspan) riveted together with stay plates. The I floor beams are riveted to gussets above the lower chord and carry the steel grate deck with its 22' roadway.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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A collection of overview and detail photos after the bridge was relocated, and after it was repainted. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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2012 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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A collection of overview and detail photos after the bridge was relocated, and after it was repainted. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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2007 and Earlier Bridge Photo-Documentation
A collection of overview and detail photos after the bridge was relocated, but before it was repainted. This photo gallery contains a combination of Original Size photos and Mobile Optimized photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

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