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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
Cause:
Latitude: N39 05.12
Longitude: W085 24.61
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Topographic map of the area
Directions: 5.0 miles west of jct US421 on US50, then 1.0 miles right (ahead) through Holton and 1.2 miles right on CR850W. West-northwest of Holton.
Comments: Bypassed 1996.

Holton or Otter Creek Bridge, Otter Creek, IN Built 1884
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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

Sources:
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. Covered Bridges of Indiana, 2002, http://www.countyhistory.com/coveredbridge/ripley1.htm
Travis, Dale. 'Indiana Covered Bridges List', updated to 11 Feb 2005, http://www.dalejtravis.com/cblist/cbin.htm (8 Mar 2005)
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 28

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