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Opossum Hollow Bridge

Fountain County Bridge 149

Opossum Hollow Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: February 19, 2017

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR 1300-North Over Opossum Hollow
Location
Rural: Fountain County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1915 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
42 Feet (13 Meters)
Structure Length
66 Feet (20 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.4 Feet (4.69 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
2300118

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This bridge was built ca. 1915 or ca.1920 depending on what source is checked. It is a very unusual ribbed closed spandrel concrete arch bridge consisting of two arch ribs only. There is no barrel, no earth fill, and no articulated floor beams for the deck. There are only the two arch ribs, and a reinforced concrete deck on top. The deck cantilevers out from the arch ribs a bit. The railings are composed as follows: incised rectangles set into solid concrete parapets. This railing design is similar to bridges often associated with Daniel Luten, but the other design details of this bridge are atypical for Luten. This may not be a Luten bridge and may instead be a competitor's attempt to provide a low cost alternative to Luten's patented arch designs.

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