Friday, April 1, 2016

Otter Creek Covered Bridge - Holton, Ripley County, Indiana

The Holton Covered Bridge, also known as the Otter Creek Covered Bridge, crosses Otter Creek in Ripley County.
Otter Creek Covered Bridge - Holton, Ripley County, Indiana
Otter Creek Covered Bridge - Holton, Ripley County, Indiana

This single span Howe Truss structure has a length of 112 feet, or 120 feet including the 4-foot overhang at each end, with a portal clearance 15 feet 6 inches wide by 12 feet 6 inches high. Built in 1884 by Thomas A. Hardman, the road bypassed this structure in 1996. Holton Covered Bridge is listed in the 1989 "World Guide to Covered Bridges," published by The National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Inc., as #14-69-02.
Otter Creek Covered Bridge - Holton, Ripley County, Indiana
Otter Creek Covered Bridge - Holton, Ripley County, Indiana

In the February 1941, "Indiana History Bulletin" Robert B. Yule and Richard C. Smith assigned the designation "ep" to this Covered Timber Bridge located in Section 4, Township 7 North, and Range 10 East, 1-1/2 miles northwest of Holton.
Otter Creek Covered Bridge - Holton, Ripley County, Indiana
Otter Creek Covered Bridge - Holton, Ripley County, Indiana





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