Danville Avenue, Chestnut Street and Wallace Avenue over Dry Branch Creek Bridge

Crawfordsville, Indiana

This project involved design of a new bridge under fill over Dry Branch Creek at an offset intersection to replace a masonry arch bridge with a span of 20 feet and a rise of approximately 8.8 feet, as well as extensive road replacement efforts. The existing bridge was replaced with a 20-foot-span, 8-foot-rise ConSpan arch culvert. The project required coordination with the school corporation to ensure continued bus access to the school immediately adjacent to the project. Several utilities needed to be relocated around the new structure. The existing arch was considered historic, which complicated this federally funded project. A Memorandum of Agreement to remove the bridge was developed, including documentation of the existing concrete arch structure. Permits were obtained from the US Army Corps of Engineers and IDEM.