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Seventh Street Bridge, Spanning Haw Creek at Seventh Street, Columbus, Bartholomew County, IN



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Haw Creek at Seventh Street, Columbus, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-92
Significance: This three-span, concrete bridge is a good example of early 20th century reinforced concrete bridge design and construction.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Vehicular Bridges
Concrete Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING SOUTHEAST, A VIEW OF THE BRIDGE TAKEN FROM THE NORTH WEST SHOWING THE NORTHERN SIDE AND TWO OF THE THREE ARCHES.
2. LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM THE WEST BANK OF HAW CREEK. A CLOSE-UP PHOTO OF THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BRIDGE, ITS PARAPETS AND THE UTILITY PIPES SUSPENDED FROM ITS OVERHANG.
3. A LONG VIEW OF THE STRUCTURE, LOOKING NORTH EAST, TAKEN FROM THE SOUTHWEST BANK, SHOWING THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF THE BRIDGE.
4. LOOKING NORTHEAST, A MEDIUM CLOSE-UP IMAGE OF THE SEVENTH STREET BRIDGE TAKEN FROM THE SOUTHWEST, SHOWING THE PARAPET, A PIER, AND THE SANITARY SEWER LINE SUSPENDED FROM THE OVERHANG.
5. A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM THE ROADWAY OF THE BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH (DOWNSTREAM), ALONG HAW CREEK.
6. AN IMAGE OF THE PORTAL, ROADWAY, SIDEWALKS AND PARAPET OF THE BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST FROM THE EASTERN APPROACH.
7. A PHOTOGRAPH OF HAW CREEK TAKEN FROM THE BRIDGE ROADWAY, LOOKING NORTH. HAW CREEK BOULEVARD IS AT THE LEFT.
8. LOOKING NORTH FROM THE SOUTH BANK, A DETAIL IMAGE OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE BRIDGE.
9. A PHOTO OF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE STRUCTURE, TAKEN FROM THE SOUTHWEST, LOOKING NORTHEAST. VISIBLE ARE SPALLED PIERS AND STARLINGS, SEWER AND WATER PIPES, THE SIDEWALK BRACKETS AND A HIGHWATER GAUGE PAINTED ON THE WESTERNMOST PIER.
10. LOOKING NORTH, A DETAIL IMAGE OF A PIER ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BRIDGE, TAKEN FROM THE SOUTH.
11. A PHOTOGRAPH LOOKING DUE EAST, TAKEN FROM THE SAND BAR, SHOWING THE EASTERNMOST PIER AND A PORTION OF THE ENTRADOS OF A CONCRETE ARCH. PATTERNS IN THE CONCRETE REVEAL THAT THE WOOD-FORMED ARCH WAS POURED FIRST ON THE NORTH SIDE AND LATER ON THE SOUTH (OR VICE VERSA.) A CRACK HAS DEVELOPED ALONG THE COLD SET LINE.
12. A DETAIL VIEW OF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE MIDDLE ARCH, LOOKING SOUTHEAST. CONCRETE PARGED PATCH AND REINFORCING BARS ARE VISIBLE AS WELL AS PATTERNS FROM THE WOOD FORM.
13. LOOKING NORTH FROM THE SOUTH, A DETAIL IMAGE OF THE BRONZE DEDICATION PLAQUE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH INSIDE PARAPET. A TWIN PLAQUE ON THE SOUTHWEST PARAPET.
14. LOOKING NORTH FROM THE SOUTHEAST BANK. THIS PHOTO DETAIL SHOWS THE MEMORIAL DEDICATION TO THE WORKER, V.S. MARLIN, WHO DIED IN A FALL WHILE WORKING ON THE 1928 RENOVATION OF THE BRIDGE.
15. LOOKING NORTH, FROM THE ROADWAY, A VIEW OF THE INSIDE OF THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BRIDGE. THE WORDS 'HAW CREEK' ARE CAST IN THE CENTER PANEL OF THE PIER AT THE CENTER OF THE PHOTOGRAPH.


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