Frank Owen Bridge
north side of the bridge
Photo taken by J.P.
BH Photo #159896
Lawrence County contains almost half the survivors in Indiana of this variation of the Warren pony truss. The bridge follows the standard pattern for its kind and retains its original members, including latticed guardrails.
Architectural Description: The designers of this single-span Warren pony truss used a polygonal top chord. Never parallel with the lower chord, the top chord changes slope from one midpanel point to the next. The riveted structure extends 92' in six panels upon its original concrete abutments and wingwalls. Its all-interior verticals are manufactured from a pair of laced angles and its diagonals from pairs of laced angles (heaviest in the outer panels). The I floor beams are riveted to gussets below the lower chord and carry the concrete deck with its 14'4" roadway
- Abandoned polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over leatherwood creek on old sandpit road
- Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana
- Built 1927
- - Bedford Foundry & Machine Co.
- Polygonal Warren pony truss
- Also called
- County Bridge #133 (Abandoned)
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.82486, -86.50831 (decimal degrees)
38°49'29" N, 86°30'30" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/542681/4297455 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Bedford West
- Inventory number
- BH 44658 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 11, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
- February 1, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name, date and builder.
- April 11, 2010: New photos from James McCray
- March 29, 2010: Added by J.P.
- J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
- James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com