Rating:
8 votes

High Bridge

Photos 

Deck

Photo taken by Tom Hall

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BH Photo #116079

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Little Pine Creek on CR 450 North
Location
Warren County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic with 14 ton weight limit
Future prospects
Restored in 2009 Weight limit increased from 6 ton to 14 ton
History
Built 1927
Builder
- E.G. Jarrell
Design
Pratt half-through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 432.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.38056, -87.12417   (decimal degrees)
40°22'50" N, 87°07'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/489460/4470004 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Otterbein
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8600062 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17179 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
70

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2012: Added new categories for Half-through trusses; categorized this bridge as a Pratt half-through truss.
  • November 19, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Changed to deck truss from pony
  • April 24, 2010: Updated by Tom Hall: Updated weight limit since restoration.
  • September 13, 2009: New photos from Tom Hall
  • June 29, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall: Photos added, builder

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

High Bridge
Posted November 20, 2012, by Marc (MRSCOTTI [at] dot [dot] state [dot] ny [dot] us)

This bridge looks to be a rare half-through truss. I wouldn't consider it a deck truss because the floor beams are attached to the verticals, as opposed to being level with or atop the top chord. Travellers clearly ride through the trusses, not above them.

As Greg said, an impressive structure.

High Bridge
Posted November 20, 2012, by Nathan Holth

This bridge is really both a pony and a deck truss. In Chicago, bridges like this are called railing height truss bridges.

High Bridge
Posted November 19, 2012, by Greg Vandalsen (gregvandy [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No photo can do this bridge justice. Its beautiful. The views are amazing .been goin here for a long time. Its so high up in the trees. I liked the bridge better before it was restored but it is still classic and in the middle of nowhere too. You must go check this one out, trust me, it will not dissapoint!

High Bridge
Posted November 19, 2012, by Greg Vandalsen (gregvandy [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No photo can do this bridge justice. Its beautiful. The views are amazing .been goin here for a long time. Its so high up in the trees. I liked the bridge better before it was restored but it is still classic and in the middle of nowhere too. You must go check this one out, trust me, it will not dissapoint!