Unusual central Indiana bridge slated for $500K renovation

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GREENTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana bridge with an unusual design has been chosen by a state agency to undergo a $500,000 renovation to preserve its historical value.

The Warren pony-truss bridge that spans Mud Creek over Indiana 26 in Howard County was chosen by the state Department of Transportation for the renovation.

The Kokomo Tribune reports that the bridge landed the renovation dollars after it was deemed eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

INDOT officials say the bridge built in 1947 displays an innovative design and construction method, as well as an exceptional main span length for its type.

INDOT design engineer Doug Dagley said many pony-truss bridges in Indiana have deteriorated and been demolished or removed to build new, modern ones.

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