Historic Bridge Contest
Cast Your Vote
Help us choose a historic bridge to nominate to the National Register of Historic Places
Indiana Landmarks’ Historic Bridge Initiative, supported by the Efroymson Family Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, has been nominating historic bridges around Indiana to the National Register of Historic Places, a move that provides rehabilitation incentives and an extra level of review when federal funding is involved in roadwork that may threaten a bridge.
This May, during National Historic Preservation Month, we invite the public to help us choose which historic span to nominate next. Cast your vote for one of the four bridges below before the contest ends on May 31! We’ll announce the winner on Indiana Landmarks’ social media in June.
St. Joseph County Bridge #207, South Bend
Rieth-Riley Construction Company of Goshen, Indiana built this concrete arch bridge over the St. Joseph River in 1929, which is also known as the Twyckenham Drive Bridge. Designed by William S. Moore, the 431-foot bridge features open spandrels and decorative pillars honoring those that gave their lives in World War I.
Warren County Bridge #36, near Williamsport
Built in 1905 by the Attica Bridge Company of Attica, Indiana, this five-span metal bridge over the Wabash River is also known as Shawnee Bridge. Designed by Wilmer H. Gemmer, the 810-foot bridge is an unusual example of a Warren truss design and retains ornamentation on its end portals.
Crawford County Bridge #45, near Alton
Built in 1897 by the Lafayette Bridge Company of Lafayette, Indiana, this 420-foot-long metal span over the Little Blue River in Alton combines through and pony truss spans in its design.
Decatur County Bridge #106, near Greensburg
James Craig designed this stone arch bridge built in 1892 over the Vernon Fork of the Muscatatuck River. One of the earliest examples of Decatur County’s many stone arch bridges, this three-span structure also known as the Vernon Fork Bridge is 102-feet long.
Cast Your Vote
Watch for an announcement of the winner on Indiana Landmarks’ social media in June. Follow along on Facebook or Instagram.