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Holton or Otter Creek, Ripley County

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Inventory Number: IN/14-69-02
County: Ripley County
Township: Otter Creek
Town/Village: Holton
Bridge Name: Holton or Otter Creek
Crosses: Otter Creek
Truss type: Howe
Spans: 1
Length: 112' floor, 120' roofline
Roadway Width:
Built: 1884
Builder: Thomas A. Hardman
When Lost: standing
Latitude: N39 05.116
Longitude: W085 24.608
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Topographic map of the area
Directions: 5.6 miles west of jct US421 on US50, then 1.0 miles right (ahead) on Versailles St. through Holton and 1.2 miles right on Derrick St. to the bridge on the left. West-northwest of Holton.
Comments: Bypassed 1996. This bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 13, 2019.

Holton or Otter Creek Bridge, Otter Creek, IN Built 1884
© Lisa Plamondon

Holton or Otter Creek Bridge, Otter Creek, Ripley County, IN Built 1884
Richard Donovan / Trish Kane Collection

Holton or Otter Creek Bridge, Otter Creek, IN Built 1884
Dale J. Travis Photo

Ketcham, Bryan E.. Covered Bridges on the Byways of Indiana, 1949, page 16
Gould, George E.. Indiana's Covered Bridges Thru the Years, 1977
County History Preservation Society (no longer accessible). Covered Bridges of Indiana, 2002,
Travis, Dale. 'Indiana Covered Bridges List', updated to 11 Feb 2005, (8 Mar 2005)
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2021, page 27

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