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CR-975 West Bridge

Ripley County Bridge 199

CR-975 West 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-975 West Over Flatrock Creek
Location
Rural: Ripley County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1920 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
24 Feet (7 Meters)
Structure Length
26 Feet (8 Meters)
Roadway Width
18 Feet (5.49 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
6900134

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This bridge is an unaltered example of a steel stringer bridge with a construction date listed as 1920. The bridge retains original solid concrete paneled railings. The bridge is an example of what this long-lived, basic, and common structure type looked like long ago. The typical revelation is that the railings are the most visually notable feature of the bridge and the only substantial clue as to the bridge's age. However a closer look at the American Standard Beam design and the Bethlehem Steel brand on the steel are additional aspects of this bridge that would not be found on a modern bridge of this type.

This bridge's stone abutments may be originally from a previous bridge.

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Noted as being unique and having some significance by Jeff French (Ripley County Surveyor) and Katherine Taul (Ripley County Tourism Bureau) in 8/28/07 e-mail.


Bridge part of larger complex that includes a church and cemetery, as well as a concrete arch pedestrian bridge.

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