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Hodapp Bridge

Ripley County Bridge 113

Hodapp Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: September 22, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-800 North (Brownstown Road) Over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River
Rural: Ripley County, Indiana: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1926 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
32.2 Feet (9.81 Meters)
Structure Length
99 Feet (30.18 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
3 Main Span(s)
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This bridge is an example of a structure type that is uncommon in Indiana, the concrete through girder. Among concrete through girders anywhere, this bridge is particularly unusual and significant. First, the bridge is multi-span, and most examples of this bridge type are short, single spans of under 60 feet. The bridge is also constructed on a slight grade, also unusual for this bridge type. Finally, the bridge is fairly high up in the air for a bridge of this type. Concrete through girders, which place the superstructure above the road were well-suited and usually used for low crossings with little clearance below the bridge. Although abandoned and standing with some deterioration, the bridge is unaltered and has good historic integrity. The bridge has articulated floorbeams that support the concrete slab deck, as opposed to floorbeams integral with the deck found on some concrete girder bridges.


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