This small concrete arch bridge with solid concrete parapet railings has no noteworthy architectural details and is actually fairly plain in appearance, aside from the inherent graceful shape of the arch. However, this
bridge is noteworthy as an early example of a concrete arch bridge in Indiana.
Information and Findings From DHPA Historic Bridge Survey
The commissioners announced a July 1909 letting for three bridges, including this reinforced concrete arch near the Baptist Church, about 3 miles northeast of Hope. The Harmon Brothers of Jennings county made the
only proposal--one at $2,170--to the board, and the county contracted with Albert and Frank Harman for the construction.
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