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Cement Plant Road Bridge, Spanning Leatherwood Creek on County Road 50 South, Bedford, Lawrence County, IN



B&W Photos

HB472577
A Long View, Looking Southwest From The North Side Of Leatherwood Creek Toward The East (upstream) Side Of The Bridge.

HB472578
A Long View, Looking Northeast From A Sandbar Located Down River Of The Bridge

HB472579
An Image Looking South, Toward The Upstream Side Of The Central Pier And Showing The Southeast Abutment And Eroded Starling.

HB472580
This Close-up View Was Taken, Looking South, Of The Bridge Soffit, Showing The Southeast Abutment And Wing Wall.

HB472581
A View Looking West, Toward The Upstream Side Of The Pier, Showing The Deteriorated Shearwater Edge, The Northeast Abutment And Wing Wall.

HB472582
An Image Of Looking Northeast From The Downstream Side Of The Bridge, Showing The Entrados, Solid-rail Parapet, The Beam, The Northwest Abutment And Part Of The Pier.

HB472583
This Photo Image Was Taken, Looking North From The South Bank Toward The West (downstream) Side Of The Bridge.

HB472584
A Medium Range View, Looking North, Of The Underside Of The Bridge, Showing The Pier, Graffiti On The Downstream Side And The Cast Brackets Supports.

HB472585
A Close-up View Looking North Of The Downstream Side Of Pier

HB472586
This Photograph, Looking Northwest Along The Roadway From The South Approach, Shows The Concrete Parapet As Well As Layers Of Deteriorated Asphalt And Concrete.

HB472587
A View Looking West/southwest And Downstream Along Leatherwood Creek, Was Taken From The Bridge Roadway.

HB472588
Also Taken From The Bridge Roadway, This Photo Looking East/northeast Shows The Upstream View.

HB472589
A Close-up View Looking West, Of The Northwest End Of The Bridge's Concrete Parapet With The Much-eroded Date Of 1909, Cast In The Solid Rail

HB472590
A Medium Close-up View Of The Northwest End Of The Bridge, Looking South, Showing The Rail Profile, The Cast Date, And A Portion Of The Angled Wing Wall

HB472591
An Image Looking South, From The North Appproach To The Bridge, Showing The Upstream Pier, The Rails, Roadbed And Some Of The Ambiance Which Surrounds The Bridge.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Leatherwood Creek on County Road 50 South, Bedford vicinity, IN

Find maps of Bedford, IN


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-97
Significance: The bridge is significant as an early example of a reinforced concrete, continuous girder structure in Indiana. Such bridges are rare in the state. It is locally significant for its association with early concrete production in the area.

Subjects
Concrete Girder Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. A LONG VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF LEATHERWOOD CREEK TOWARD THE EAST (UPSTREAM) SIDE OF THE BRIDGE.
2. A LONG VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM A SANDBAR LOCATED DOWN RIVER OF THE BRIDGE. THE VIEW SHOWS THE WEST OR DOWNSTREAM SIDE.
3. AN IMAGE LOOKING SOUTH, TOWARD THE UPSTREAM SIDE OF THE CENTRAL PIER AND SHOWING THE SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT AND ERODED STARLING.
4. THIS CLOSE-UP VIEW WAS TAKEN, LOOKING SOUTH, OF THE BRIDGE SOFFIT, SHOWING THE SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT AND WING WALL.
5. A VIEW LOOKING WEST, TOWARD THE UPSTREAM SIDE OF THE PIER, SHOWING THE DETERIORATED SHEARWATER EDGE, THE NORTHEAST ABUTMENT AND WING WALL.
6. AN IMAGE OF LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM THE DOWNSTREAM SIDE OF THE BRIDGE, SHOWING THE ENTRADOS, SOLID-RAIL PARAPET, THE BEAM, THE NORTHWEST ABUTMENT AND PART OF THE PIER.
7. THIS PHOTO IMAGE WAS TAKEN, LOOKING NORTH FROM THE SOUTH BANK TOWARD THE WEST (DOWNSTREAM) SIDE OF THE BRIDGE.
8. A MEDIUM RANGE VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, OF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BRIDGE, SHOWING THE PIER, GRAFFITI ON THE DOWNSTREAM SIDE AND THE CAST BRACKETS SUPPORTS.
9. A CLOSE-UP VIEW LOOKING NORTH OF THE DOWNSTREAM SIDE OF PIER. ALSO VISIBLE IS THE NORTHWEST ABUTMENT AND WING WALL.
10. THIS PHOTOGRAPH, LOOKING NORTHWEST ALONG THE ROADWAY FROM THE SOUTH APPROACH, SHOWS THE CONCRETE PARAPET AS WELL AS LAYERS OF DETERIORATED ASPHALT AND CONCRETE.
11. A VIEW LOOKING WEST/SOUTHWEST AND DOWNSTREAM ALONG LEATHERWOOD CREEK, WAS TAKEN FROM THE BRIDGE ROADWAY.
12. ALSO TAKEN FROM THE BRIDGE ROADWAY, THIS PHOTO LOOKING EAST/NORTHEAST SHOWS THE UPSTREAM VIEW.
13. A CLOSE-UP VIEW LOOKING WEST, OF THE NORTHWEST END OF THE BRIDGE'S CONCRETE PARAPET WITH THE MUCH-ERODED DATE OF 1909, CAST IN THE SOLID RAIL. THE CONCRETE CASTING CONTAINS A LARGE AMOUNT OF FOSSIL MUSSEL SHELLS.
14. A MEDIUM CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE NORTHWEST END OF THE BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING THE RAIL PROFILE, THE CAST DATE, AND A PORTION OF THE ANGLED WING WALL. ALSO VISIBLE IS THE JUNCTURE BETWEEN THE CONCRETE BRIDGE DECK AND THE ASPHALT ROAD.
15. AN IMAGE LOOKING SOUTH, FROM THE NORTH APPPROACH TO THE BRIDGE, SHOWING THE UPSTREAM PIER, THE RAILS, ROADBED AND SOME OF THE AMBIANCE WHICH SURROUNDS THE BRIDGE.


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