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Quadripod Bridge



The Second Street Bridge is also known as the Quadripod Bridge because of the four steel support tubes which meet at the top to form a unique bridge design. Although cable stayed bridges are a common modern bridge design, the design for this bridge is unique for North America.

Photo taken by James McCray in August 2007


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Cable-stayed bridge over East Fork White River on eastbound IN 46 in Columbus
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1998-99
- Jean Muller
Length of largest span: 465.9 ft.
Total length: 471.8 ft.
Deck width: 50.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Second Street Bridge
Robert N Stewart bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.19840, -85.92497   (decimal degrees)
39°11'54" N, 85°55'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/592829/4339344 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 010335 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 36281 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 21, 2016: New photos from cory coffey
  • January 9, 2012: New photo from Nick
  • January 26, 2011: New Street View added by Jacob P. Bernard
  • January 24, 2011: New Street View added by Jacob P. Bernard
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • July 29, 2008: Updated by James McCray: updated gps coordinates
  • February 18, 2008: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Nick
  • Cory A Coffey


Quadripod Bridge
Posted April 12, 2016, by Michael Taylor (Battlebotguy2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

How in the world is this hideous modern atrocity NR Elgible? It looks hideous, has no asthetic purposes, and is just another cable slab. Yes the tower is unique but it isn't even 20 years old.

Quadripod Bridge
Posted September 4, 2013, by Dan Corbin (dcorbin [at] hwlochner [dot] com)

The name of this bridge was recently dedicated as the Robert N. Stewart Bridge (former Columbus, IN Mayor).

Quadripod Bridge
Posted February 20, 2012, by Anonymous

I haven't ever heard this called the "quadripod" bridge

Quadripod Bridge
Posted February 20, 2012, by Anonymous

This is called the 2nd street bridge