New Hope Bridge

New Hope Bridge

New Hope Bridge western portal, January 2011
Location County Road 400N over the Flatrock River, north of Columbus, Columbus Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Coordinates 39°15′34″N 85°55′19″W / 39.25944°N 85.92194°W / 39.25944; -85.92194Coordinates: 39°15′34″N 85°55′19″W / 39.25944°N 85.92194°W / 39.25944; -85.92194
Area less than one acre
Built 1913 (1913)
Architect Caldwell & Drake
Architectural style Pratt through truss
NRHP Reference # 99001104[1]
Added to NRHP September 9, 1999

New Hope Bridge, also known as Bartholomew County Bridge No. 133, is a historic Pratt through truss bridge spanning the Flatrock River at Columbus Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana. It was designed by the Caldwell & Drake ironworks and built in 1913. It consists of two spans, with each measuring 128 feet long. It rests on concrete abutments and a concrete pier.[2]:5

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]


  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-07-01. Note: This includes Laura Thayer; James Cooper; Monica Fry & Marc Holma (November 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: New Hope Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-07-01. and Accompanying photographs.
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