When an Indiana historic bridge is planned for bypassing or replacement, the bridge is offered to any group or individual that may want to take ownership of the bridge and manage or relocate it to another site. INDOT and the Federal Highway Administration are currently working to market these historic structures for preservation in-place and for relocation (storage or to a new site).
Available bridges are classified in the following categories:
Status Pending – The future of these bridges is unknown. Interested parties should coordinate with the contact names on the individual pages for more information. The Section 106 process is on-going. Interested parties/may/be able to use them at a new location depending on the outcome of the Section 106 consultation.
Available – These bridges are scheduled for replacement or have already been replaced with a new structure. They are currently either bypassed or dismantled and in storage. These bridges have a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that allows for their relocation and reuse by interested parties. Interested parties should coordinate with the contact names on the individual pages to determine if the bridge is already in storage and ready to transfer or if its dismantling is yet to occur.
Preserved – These bridges have been rehabilitated or commitments have been made for these bridges to either be rehabilitated in-place or relocated for reuse by another party. These bridges remain on the website to serve as project examples. Individuals and agencies involved with these projects could provide helpful information for others who are contemplating a project relocating a historic bridge.
- Indiana Historic Bridges Inventory
- Indiana Historic Bridges Inventory Summary & Results
- Bridge Relocation Proposal Guideline
Environmental Services-Cultural Resources
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave, IGCN 642
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Bridges Within Program
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