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INDOT > Current Programs > Green Initiatives > Historic Bridges Marketing Program > U.S. 52 over the Wabash in Tippecanoe County U.S. 52 over the Wabash in Tippecanoe County


Location: County Road Over Number Other Location Information
Tippecanoe US 52

Wabash River & SR 43 (River Road)

052-79-01784EEBL 0.46 miles east of SR 443
Statistics: Owner Length Width Year Built Type
Indiana Department of Transportation 983 Feet (One 50 foot span, Three 90 foot spans, and Four 150 foot spans)  37 Feet 1936 Seven span steel deck truss (Warren)
Builder: Unknown Status: Pending

The bridge is in poor condition with active corrosion in the deck and superstructure, deterioration in the piers, and shoulders that do not meet current standards.  Current Load Rating: HS-20, 2010:

This 7-span warren truss bridge was built in 1936.  The bridge is 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.  INDOT 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.

Lower chord end connection retrofits, railing anchor bolt replacement, drain repairs, and deck patching; 2006: Lower chord end connection retrofits; 2001: bridge re-painted; 1995: Lower chard end connection retrofits; 1990: Repair of stringer and cantilevered floor beams sway frames, and anchor bolts; loose concrete removed from piers and shotcrete applied; 1984: Bridge deck overlay, expansion joint replacement, 2 bent caps replaced; 1936-1985: bridge re-painted at least once (record unavailable); 1965: Adjusted trusses and bearings; miscellaneous, bent, pier, and abutment repairs; deck removal and replacement; expansion joint replacement; widened RC bridge approach; removal of concrete barrier and addition of Type 5 bridge rail

Contact: Name E-mail Address Phone
Dan Prevost, AICP

101 W OHIO ST, Suite 2121 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204