Freedom Bridge, Spanning West Fork of White River at County Road 5, Freedom, Owen County, IN
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Spanning West Fork of White River at County Road 5, Freedom, IN
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Survey number HAER IN-73
Significance: The Freedom Bridge (Owen County Bridge No. 99) is the only remaining Pennsylvania through truss bridge built by the once prolific firm, the Lafayette Bridge Company of Lafayette, Indiana. The structure is unusual for the extension of the twelve-panel pattern to sixteen panels with with extra side sections. The through truss retains its original members, including curved portal braces and decoratively latticed portals and guardrail. This description applies only to the eastern portion of the bridge as will be discusses. The bridge is of local significance.
Iron Truss Bridges
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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