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Wabash County Bridge No. 509, Spanning Wabash River at Carroll & Smith Streets, Wabash, Wabash County, IN



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Wabash River at Carroll & Smith Streets, Wabash, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-87
Significance: One of three extant Pratts of this noted Wisconsin builder, the trusses appear to retain their original members including decoratively latticed portals, portal bracing, and guardrails. The nameplates are pierced.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Iron Truss Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. A GENERAL VIEW OF THE BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING THE ABUTMENTS, PIER AND THE CHANNEL OF THE RIVER.
2. PHOTOGRAPH LOOKING SOUTHEAST, OF THE SOUTH BANK OF THE RIVER, SHOWING THE SOUTH ABUTMENTS, AND THE IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT. THE SOUTH BANK RISES STEEPLY AND RESIDENCES ARE LOCATED ON THE UPPER ESCARPMENT.
3. A VIEW LOOKING SOUTH THROUGH THE ROADWAY OF THE BRIDGE, SHOWING THE DECKING, GUARD RAILS, LATTICE AND PLAQUE.
4. A VIEW LOOKING TOWARDS THE TOWN OF WABASH, TO THE NORTH, THROUGH THE BRIDGE, SHOWING ITS PORTAL, DECK, GUARD RAILS AND SUPERSTRUCTURE.
5. PHOTOGRAPH LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING ONE AND ONE-HALF PRATT TRUSSES, THE NORTH ABUTMENT, HANGING UTILITY CONDUITS, THE CENTRAL PIER AND STARLING.
6. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH SHOWING THE PINS, REAR SIDE OF THE GUARD RAIL, UTILITY CONDUITS AND A PORTION OF THE CENTRAL PIER.
7. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING DIRECTLY EAST OF THE NORTH ABUTMENT. A PORTION OF THE PORTAL GUARD RAIL, THE BACK OF THE BRIDGE GUARD RAIL AND PINS ARE VISIBLE.
8. A VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, FROM CARROLL STREET, OF THE SOUTH PORTAL OF THE BRIDGE, THE HEIGHT WARNING MEMBER, GUARD RAILS, VERTICAL AND DIAGONAL MEMBERS AND LATTICE WORK.
9. PHOTOGRAPH OF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BRIDGE, TAKEN FROM THE NORTH BANK LOOKING SOUTHWEST. SHOWS FLOORBEAMS AND STRINGERS, THE OUTRIGGERS AND SUSPENSIONS FOR THE UTILITY CONDUITS AND A DETAIL OF THE RETROFIT PIER AND STARLING.
10. LOOKING SOUTH FROM THE CENTER OF CARROLL STREET. A CLOSE UP VIEW OF THE IRON COMMEMORATIVE LEGEND MOUNTED ON A LATTICE RUSS ON THE NORTH PORTAL.


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