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Laughery Creek Bridge, Spanning Laughery Creek, Aurora, Dearborn County, IN



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B&W Photos

HB463188
View Of Southwest Portal

HB463189
View Of South End

HB463190
View Showing Southeast Portal

HB463191
Detail View From Southeast

HB463192
Close-in Detail, From Southeast

HB463193
Distant View From Southeast

HB463194
Detail View, Of Southwest Portal

HB463195
View Showing Southwest Portal

HB463196
Detail View Showing Trusses And Bracing, Southeast Side From Southwest

HB463197
Detail View Of Upper Portion Of Southwest Portal

HB463198
Detail View Showing Typical Iron Work

HB463199
Detail View From Southeast Showing Bottom Chord Connections And Floor Southwest

HB463200
Close-up Detail Showing Bottom Chord Pin Connection

HB463201
Compressed Telephoto View Showing Bottom Chord

HB463202
Detail View Of Southeast Side From Southwest


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Laughery Creek, Aurora vicinity, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-16
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-2).
Building/structure dates: 1878 initial construction
Significance: Triple-intersection Pratt through-truss bridge is an extremely rare survivor of its type and the oldest known metal truss bridge in Indiana.

Subjects
Bridge Construction
Wrought-iron Truss Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Billings, Scott
Fink, Albert
Frost , John R.
Pettit, Henry
Slater, Fred


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF SOUTHWEST PORTAL
2. VIEW OF SOUTH END
3. VIEW SHOWING SOUTHEAST PORTAL
4. DETAIL VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
5. CLOSE-IN DETAIL, FROM SOUTHEAST
6. DISTANT VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
7. DETAIL VIEW, OF SOUTHWEST PORTAL
8. VIEW SHOWING SOUTHWEST PORTAL
9. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING TRUSSES AND BRACING, SOUTHEAST SIDE FROM SOUTHWEST
10. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER PORTION OF SOUTHWEST PORTAL
11. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING TYPICAL IRON WORK
12. DETAIL VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST SHOWING BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTIONS AND FLOOR SOUTHWEST
13. CLOSE-UP DETAIL SHOWING BOTTOM CHORD PIN CONNECTION
14. COMPRESSED TELEPHOTO VIEW SHOWING BOTTOM CHORD
15. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTHEAST SIDE FROM SOUTHWEST


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