VS Engineering’s Jim Barker, P.E., Historic Bridge Specialist, served as lead design engineer for this historic bridge project.
The project entailed the repurposing and redesign of three existing county bridges—all over a century old: Washington County Bridge No. 113, Hamilton County Bridge No. 21 and Wayne County Bridge No. 229. The original Washington and Wayne County bridges were reclaimed and utilized in the new design, but since the Hamilton County bridge had long since been demolished, it was reconstructed using the original plans from 1890.
These three historic bridges are now connected together to create one new bridge, approximately 285 feet long. The new bridge spans over the White River at Strawtown Koteewi Park and White River Campground.