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County Line Bridge, Spanning St. Joseph River at State Route 219, 0.6 , Osceola, Elkhart County, IN



B&W Photos

HB469795
A View Of The Bridge Which Demonstrates The Length Of The Causeway

HB469796
A Closer View Of The Bridge, Similar To The Previous Photograph, From The West, Showing The Marina Facility In The Foreground.

HB469797
A View Of The Bridge, Looking West From A Long Distance Downriver, At High Water.

HB469798
This View Shows Portions Of The East Facade Of The South Causeway, As Well As The Three Open Arches Of The Bridge

HB469799
An Image Looking South Along The Sidewalk Of The Bridge, Showing The Marina On The Far Bank, To The Right.

HB469800
An Image Looking North Along The Bridge Sidewalk, Showing The Concrete Balustrades, Lamp Standards And Asphalt Roadway.

HB469801
A View Of The Bridge Approach From The South With The Marina Visible In The Background.

HB469802
A Photo Of The West Elevation Of The Sr 219 Bridge, Showing The Two Concrete Cross Walls And Two Of The Three Arches.

HB469803
Image Of The East Elevation Of The Bridge Showing The Concrete Open Spandrels, Missing Balustrades And The Lamp Standards.

HB469804
An Oblique View Of The South Causeway, Looking North

HB469805
An Image Looking North Along The Span, Showing The Balustrade And Concrete Causeway Panels.

HB469806
A Similar View To In-68-04, Taken Farther Downriver From The South Bank

HB469807
A View, Which Shows The Three Arched Openings Of The Bridge.

HB469808
Photo Looking South From High Ground On The North Bank Of The River

HB469809
A Close Up View Of One Of The Exposed Aggregate Lamp Standards, Its Bronze Decorated Ferrule And Bronze Lens Receiver.

HB469810
A Longer View Of The Same Lamp Standard, Showing The Octagonal Pebble Aggregate Shaft.

HB469811
Detail Of The Bronze Inscription Placque, Located In A Newel On The South End Of The Bridge

HB469812
A View East, Showing The Heavily Wooded Banks Of The St

HB469813
A Photograph Of The St

HB469814
A Photo Image Of The North Bank Of The St

HB469815
General Plan, Sheet No

HB469816
No Title, Sheet No

HB469817
Elevations Abutment #1 & Half Span, Sheet No

HB469818
Elevations Of Spans A & B, Sheet No

HB469819
Half-elevations, Spans B & C, Sheet No

HB469820
Elevation, Half-span B & Abutment No

HB469821
Half-elevation Span A, Sheet No

HB469822
Half-sections Spans A & B, Sheet No

HB469823
Half-section Spans B & C, Sheet No

HB469824
Half-section Of Span C And Abutment No

HB469825
Typical Cross-sections, Sheet No

HB469826
South Approach Walls, Sheet No

HB469827
Piling Plan, Sheet No

HB469828
Detail Of Balustrade And Light Posts, Sheet No

HB469829
Bill Of Materials, Sheet No


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
0.6, Osceola vicinity, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-68
Significance: The County Line Bridge, in the vicinity of Osceola, Elkhart County, is significant as an example of early 20th century reinforced concrete bridge design and construction. It utilizes known design elements in an aesthetically pleasing and structurally interesting manner. It also represents an unusual example of a mutual project between two county councils, in which funding, contracting and design decisions were arranged through a special joint board. Further, it is the work of a master, the South Bend engineer, William S. Moore. In discussing the significance of this bridge, Patrick R. Ralston, Indiana's State Historic Preservation Officer has said: "In our opinion, the SR 219 bridge over the St. Joseph River in Elkhart County is of local significance. This three-span, open-spandrel concrete arch bridge with its long, filled causeway is architecturally significant in the Elkhart County-St. Joseph County area."

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Concrete Arch Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. A VIEW OF THE BRIDGE WHICH DEMONSTRATES THE LENGTH OF THE CAUSEWAY. LOOKING EAST, FROM UPRIVER, SOUTH SIDE.
2. A CLOSER VIEW OF THE BRIDGE, SIMILAR TO THE PREVIOUS PHOTOGRAPH, FROM THE WEST, SHOWING THE MARINA FACILITY IN THE FOREGROUND.
3. A VIEW OF THE BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST FROM A LONG DISTANCE DOWNRIVER, AT HIGH WATER.
4. THIS VIEW SHOWS PORTIONS OF THE EAST FACADE OF THE SOUTH CAUSEWAY, AS WELL AS THE THREE OPEN ARCHES OF THE BRIDGE. LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM THE SOUTH BANK OF THE RIVER.
5. AN IMAGE LOOKING SOUTH ALONG THE SIDEWALK OF THE BRIDGE, SHOWING THE MARINA ON THE FAR BANK, TO THE RIGHT.
6. AN IMAGE LOOKING NORTH ALONG THE BRIDGE SIDEWALK, SHOWING THE CONCRETE BALUSTRADES, LAMP STANDARDS AND ASPHALT ROADWAY.
7. A VIEW OF THE BRIDGE APPROACH FROM THE SOUTH WITH THE MARINA VISIBLE IN THE BACKGROUND.
8. A PHOTO OF THE WEST ELEVATION OF THE SR 219 BRIDGE, SHOWING THE TWO CONCRETE CROSS WALLS AND TWO OF THE THREE ARCHES.
9. IMAGE OF THE EAST ELEVATION OF THE BRIDGE SHOWING THE CONCRETE OPEN SPANDRELS, MISSING BALUSTRADES AND THE LAMP STANDARDS.
10. AN OBLIQUE VIEW OF THE SOUTH CAUSEWAY, LOOKING NORTH. THE THREE RECESSED QUIRKS IN THE NEWEL HAVE BEEN FORMED OUT SIMILAR TO THE OUTER FACE OF THE PIERS.
11. AN IMAGE LOOKING NORTH ALONG THE SPAN, SHOWING THE BALUSTRADE AND CONCRETE CAUSEWAY PANELS.
12. A SIMILAR VIEW TO IN-68-04, TAKEN FARTHER DOWNRIVER FROM THE SOUTH BANK. THIS VIEW SHOWS THE GRACEFUL OPEN WORK OF THE SPANDRELS, UNDER THE BRIDGE.
13. A VIEW, WHICH SHOWS THE THREE ARCHED OPENINGS OF THE BRIDGE.
14. PHOTO LOOKING SOUTH FROM HIGH GROUND ON THE NORTH BANK OF THE RIVER. CONCRETE DETERIORATION IS QUITE APPARENT IN THIS IMAGE.
15. A CLOSE UP VIEW OF ONE OF THE EXPOSED AGGREGATE LAMP STANDARDS, ITS BRONZE DECORATED FERRULE AND BRONZE LENS RECEIVER.
16. A LONGER VIEW OF THE SAME LAMP STANDARD, SHOWING THE OCTAGONAL PEBBLE AGGREGATE SHAFT.
17. DETAIL OF THE BRONZE INSCRIPTION PLACQUE, LOCATED IN A NEWEL ON THE SOUTH END OF THE BRIDGE. ALTHOUGH THE DATE ON THE PLACQUE IS 1929, THE BRIDGE WAS NOT DEDICATED UNTIL 1930.
18. A VIEW EAST, SHOWING THE HEAVILY WOODED BANKS OF THE ST. JOSEPH RIVER. THIS IS TYPICAL OF THE RIVERSIDE ENVIRONMENT OF THE BRIDGE.
19. A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ST. JOSEPH RIVER, LOOKING EAST, FROM THE LOCALE OF THE MARINA, WEST OF THE BRIDGE.
20. A PHOTO IMAGE OF THE NORTH BANK OF THE ST. JOSEPH'S RIVER IN THE VICINITY OF THE BRIDGE.
21. GENERAL PLAN, Sheet No. 1A
22. NO TITLE, Sheet No. 1B
23. ELEVATIONS ABUTMENT #1 & HALF SPAN, Sheet No. 2
24. ELEVATIONS OF SPANS A & B, Sheet No. 3
25. HALF-ELEVATIONS, SPANS B & C, Sheet No. 4
26. ELEVATION, HALF-SPAN B & ABUTMENT No. 4, CROSS-SECTION ABUTMENT #4, Sheet No. 5
27. HALF-ELEVATION SPAN A, Sheet No. 6
28. HALF-SECTIONS SPANS A & B, Sheet No. 7
29. HALF-SECTION SPANS B & C, Sheet No. 8
30. HALF-SECTION OF SPAN C AND ABUTMENT No. 4, Sheet No. 9
31. TYPICAL CROSS-SECTIONS, Sheet No. 10.
32. SOUTH APPROACH WALLS, Sheet No. 11.
33. PILING PLAN, Sheet No. 12.
34. DETAIL OF BALUSTRADE AND LIGHT POSTS, Sheet No. 13.
35. BILL OF MATERIALS, Sheet No. 14.


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