Delaware County Bridge No. 161
|Location:||County||Road||Over||Number||Other Location Information|
|Delaware||County Road (CR) 167 S (also known as CR 170 S)||West Fork of the White River||161||Smithfield|
|Delaware County Highway Agency||196 feet||16 feet||1902||Single span, one-lane Warren through truss with wood deck|
|Builder:||Indiana Bridge Company||Status:||Status Pending|
Design load: 5-HS 20; bridge posting: 2-20.0-29.9% below legal loads 93-5 tons); Structure Posted: P-Posted for Load; Operating Rating: 24; Operating Rating Method: 1-Load Factor (LF) Delaware County Bridge 161 [Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory (IHSSI) No.: 035-441-30022; National Bridge Inventory (NBI) No: 1800136] was built in 1902 and is a single span, one-lane, metal Warren through truss bridge with a wood deck that measures 16 feet wide and 196 feet long. It is set upon concrete abutments and wingwalls and features I-beams fabricated from channels riveted together to stay, which provide verticals for the alternate of the twelve panels.
The bridge was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, but is not select for preservation, per the Programmatic Agreement Regarding Management and Preservation of Indiana's Historic Bridges. The status of this bridge is currently "pending," which means that its future is currently unknown as the Section 106 historic review process is on-going.
Depending on the outcome of Section 106 consultation, interested parties may be able to utilize the bridge. The County is now accepting proposals for the rehabilitation and reuse, or the storage and future reuse of the bridge. Proposals will also be accepted for the salvage of elements that may be stored for future repair of similar historic bridges.
|Jacob Isenburg||mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org||151 N. Delaware St., Suite 800, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204||(317) 632-7334|