Covered Bridges of Washington County

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THE KREPPS BRIDGE

Stream          Cherry Creek
Truss Type      Kingpost
Length          24 ft.
Width           13 ft., 3 in.
Builder         unknown
Year            unknown
Ownership       County

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The Krepps Bridge is yet another Washington County covered bridge that has outlived any record of its construction. The Kingpost design of the Krepps Bridge has been braced with wooden supports. It too has vertical board siding on both the portals and sides, is painted barn red inside and out, has a sheet metal roof, a deck of crosswise planking, and two rectangular windows on each side in addition to the eave openings. The entire structure is reinforced with treated timber supports that sit in the streambed; otherwise, the structure rests on a concrete abutment at the west end and a stone-and-mortar abutment at the east end. The stone-and-mortar abutment has been extended to form moderate length wingwalls that are capped with concrete. The bridge was moved a short distance sometime in between 1952 and 1958 to allow for the creation of a concrete structure that now stands in the original location of the bridge.

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