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Putnam County Bridge No. 111, Spanning Little Walnut Creek on County Road 50, Greencastle, Putnam County, IN



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Little Walnut Creek on County Road 50, Greencastle vicinity, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-100
Significance: The bridge is significant as an early Indiana example of a Daniel Luten designed filled spandrel arch concrete bridge.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Concrete Arch Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
5. A MEDIUM CLOSE UP VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING THE DOWNSTREAM PIER. THE LABEL CONTAINING THE CONSTRUCTION DATE OF THE BRIDGE IS PART OF THE REMAINS OF THE ORIGINAL BALUSTRADE.
6. AN IMAGE LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM THE EAST BANK OF THE CREEK, SHOWING THE UNDERSIDE OF THE EASTERN ARCH, THE PIER AND THE STEEL I-SECTIONS USED TO TEMPORARILY REPAIR THE SPANDREL WALLS.
7. THIS PHOTO IMAGE LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM THE LAND BETWEEN THE TWO CREEKS, SHOWS NORTH SIDE OF THE WEST SPAN OF THE BRIDGE, WITH THE TRUNCATED BALUSTRADE AND STEEL I-SECTIONS HOLDING THE SPANDREL WALLS TOGETHER.
8. A MEDIUM RANGE VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, OF THE UNDER SIDE OF THE EAST SPAN AND THE EAST ABUTMENT.
9. A VIEW, LOOKING NORTH/NORTHEAST FROM THE ISLAND SOUTH OF THE BRIDGE TOWARD THE SOUTH SIDE, SHOWING BOTH SPANS.
10. THIS PHOTOGRAPH, LOOKING WEST ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE SPAN, SHOWS THE BROKEN EDGE OF THE BALUSTRADE AND A CLEAR PROFILE OF THE UPSTREAM SHEARWATER.
11. A VIEW LOOKING EAST ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BRIDGE. THE SOLID WALL ON THE ABUTMENT, AND THE REPAIRS TO THE SPANDREL ARE VISIBLE.
12. A CLOSE-UP VIEW, UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST TOWARD THE WEST ABUTMENT AND SHOWING THE DETERIORATED CONCRETE ALONG THE ENTRADOS.
13. A CLOSE-UP VIEW FROM THE SAME LOCATION AS THE PREVIOUS PHOTO, LOOKING EAST, OF THE CENTRAL PIER AND THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BRIDGE. BOTH THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH SHEARWATERS ARE VISIBLE, SHOWING THE SLIGHTLY LARGER PROFILE OF THE UPSTREAM PIER.
14. A VIEW LOOKING WEST FROM THE EAST ENTRY, ALONG THE ROADBED. THE BRIDGE HAS BEEN CLOSED TO TRAFFIC AT THIS TIME.
15. AN IMAGE LOOKING EAST, FROM THE WEST APPROACH TO THE BRIDGE, SHOWING GRAFFITI ON THE WALL ABOVE THE NORTHWEST ABUTMENT.
16. A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE NORTH SIDE OF THE UPSTREAM SHEARWATER, SHOWING THE WAY IN WHICH THE BRIDGE DESIGNER INTEGRATED THE ROUND BASE WITH THE SHARP-EDGED CUTWATER. ALSO VISIBLE IS THE SIMPLE DECORATIVE BELT COURSE AT THE ROADBEND LNE.
17. AN EXTREME CLOSE-UP, LOOKING NORTH, OF ONE EDGE OF THE SOUTHWEST SPANDREL ARCH. DETERIORATION OF THE CONCRETE HAS EXPOSED THE CROSS-TIED REINFORCEMENT SYSTEM TYPICAL OF LUTEN DESIGNED BRIDGES
18. THIS VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST AND UPWARD, SHOWS THE CAST PANEL CONTAINING THE CONSTRUCTION DATE, WHICH IS LOCATED ABOVE THE CENTRAL PIER. ADDITIONAL I-SECTIONS HAVE BEEN USED TO STABILIZE THE BRIDGE SLIPPAGE.
19. A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE EAST ABUTMENT OF THE BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH. SEAM AND FORM LINES ARE VISIBLE IN THE CONCRETE.
20. A PHOTOGRAPH OF A BLUEPRINT, IN FRAGILE CONDITION, SHOWING THE DESIGNER'S REINFORCING SYSTEM, ELEVATIONS, SECTIONS AND PARTIAL FOUNDATION PLANS. THE ORIGINAL IS IN THE PUTNAM COUNTY SURVEYOR'S OFFICE, COUNTY COURTHOUSE, GREENCASTLE, INDIANA. (FOR CLARITY, AN 8'X10' ENLARGEMENT FROM THE ORIGINAL 4'X5' NEGATIVE HAS BEEN PROVIDED.)


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