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Harshman Bridge, Spanning Four Mile Creek, Concord-Fairhaven Road, Fairhaven, Preble County, OH

Harshman Bridge, Spanning Four Mile Creek, Concord-Fairhaven Road, Fairhaven, Preble County, OH

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Significance: Harshman Bridge is one of seven Childs trusses in the United States. Patented in 1846 by Horace Childs of New Hampshire, the Childs truss never came into the mainstream of covered bridge building, but Everett S. Sherman, an Ohio bridge builder, revived its use in the late nineteenth century.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N992
Survey number: HAER OH-126
Building/structure dates: 1894 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1963 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 76001517



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Sherman, Everett
Childs, Horace
Acton, James M
Long, Stephen H
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Marston, Christopher, project manager
Federal Highway Administration, sponsor




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