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Wabash River Bridge, Spanning Wabash River over Salamonie Road (County , Huntington, Huntington County, IN



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B&W Photos

HB468944
Aerial View, West Side, Looking Northeast

HB468945
View North, South Roadway Approach

HB468946
View West, East Side Of Bridge Truss

HB468947
View West, East Side Of Bridge Truss, North Portion

HB468948
View North, North Abutment, West Side Of Bridge Truss

HB468949
View South, South Abutment, South End Of Bridge

HB468950
View North, South Bridge Portal

HB468951
View South, North Bridge Portal

HB468952
Detail Of Truss Wind Bracing And Also Bridge Railing

HB468953
Detail Of Truss Vertical And Diagonal Members

HB468954
Detail Of South Plaque And Truss Wind Bracing

HB468955
Detail Of Truss Lower Chord And Floorbeams

HB468956
Detail Of Floorbeam Connection To Vertical Truss Members

HB468957
Detail Of Lower Panel Point Pin Connections

HB468958
Detail Of Floor Stringer Support System At Abutments

HB468959
View Northwest, North End Of Bridge

HB468960
View South, Under Side Of Bridge Floor

HB468961
Detail Of Under Side Of Bridge Floor And Pin Connectors

HB468962
Detail Of Floorbeam Connection At Truss Panel Point And Floor Stringer Support At Floorbeams

HB468963
Detail Of Floor System

HB468964
Detail Of Lower Truss Panel Point And Also Bridge Railing

HB468965
Detail Of Truss End Post


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Spanning Wabash River over Salamonie Road (County, Huntington vicinity, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-61
Building/structure dates: 1885 initial construction
Significance: The Wabash River Bridge is a single span pinned Double Intersection Through Pratt (Whipple) Truss which is about 250 feet in length making it the longest single span bridge of this type in Indiana as well as one of the oldest. It is significant that there are only about 35 bridges of this type left in the State of Indiana.

Subjects
Metal Truss Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Smith Bridge Coompany
Slattery, Thomas


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW, WEST SIDE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
2. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH ROADWAY APPROACH
3. VIEW WEST, EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE TRUSS
4. VIEW WEST, EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE TRUSS, NORTH PORTION
5. VIEW NORTH, NORTH ABUTMENT, WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE TRUSS
6. VIEW SOUTH, SOUTH ABUTMENT, SOUTH END OF BRIDGE
7. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH BRIDGE PORTAL
8. VIEW SOUTH, NORTH BRIDGE PORTAL
9. DETAIL OF TRUSS WIND BRACING AND ALSO BRIDGE RAILING
10. DETAIL OF TRUSS VERTICAL AND DIAGONAL MEMBERS
11. DETAIL OF SOUTH PLAQUE AND TRUSS WIND BRACING
12. DETAIL OF TRUSS LOWER CHORD AND FLOORBEAMS
13. DETAIL OF FLOORBEAM CONNECTION TO VERTICAL TRUSS MEMBERS
14. DETAIL OF LOWER PANEL POINT PIN CONNECTIONS
15. DETAIL OF FLOOR STRINGER SUPPORT SYSTEM AT ABUTMENTS
16. VIEW NORTHWEST, NORTH END OF BRIDGE
17. VIEW SOUTH, UNDER SIDE OF BRIDGE FLOOR
18. DETAIL OF UNDER SIDE OF BRIDGE FLOOR AND PIN CONNECTORS
19. DETAIL OF FLOORBEAM CONNECTION AT TRUSS PANEL POINT AND FLOOR STRINGER SUPPORT AT FLOORBEAMS
20. DETAIL OF FLOOR SYSTEM
21. DETAIL OF LOWER TRUSS PANEL POINT AND ALSO BRIDGE RAILING
22. DETAIL OF TRUSS END POST


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