List of Indiana covered bridges

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This is a list of Indiana covered bridges. There are 98 historic wooden covered bridges in the U.S. state of Indiana. Fourteen of these bridges were built before 1870 and represent the most common truss styles (Burr Arch) in Indiana.

Parke County bills itself as the covered bridge capital of the world.[1] Combined with six counties that surround it, there are 51 of Indiana’s 98 covered bridges in this small area: Parke County (32), Putnam County (9), Fountain County (3), Vermillion County (3), Montgomery County (2), Owen County (1) and Vigo County (1). The majority, 54, are Burr Arch truss designs, while the next most common truss style is a Howe Truss with 23.

One each of the older style King Post and Queen Post are located in the western part of the state; Philips Bridge, west of Rockville in Parke County and Irishman Bridge, south of Terre Haute in Vigo County, respectively.[2] Indiana also has examples of the Long Truss and the Smith Type IV Truss. The remaining span of the Bell Ford Bridge, northwest of Seymour in Jackson County, collapsed in January 2006. It was the last standing example of a Post Truss covered bridge in the world.

List of Covered Bridges[edit]

Name[2] Image Location
[2][A]
Year Built[2] Design, Length and
Historical Notes[B]
Adams Mill Bridge Adamsmillbridge.jpg Cutler, Carroll County 1872 Howe Truss, 138 feet (42 m) long over Wildcat Creek
Baker's Camp Bridge Baker Camp CB Putnam County.JPG Bainbridge, Putnam County 1901 Burr Arch, 128 feet (39 m) long over Big Walnut Creek
Beanblossom Bridge Bean Blossom Covered Bridge.JPG Beanblossom, Brown County 1880 Spans Beanblossom Creek, 60 feet (18 m) long. It is listed as a Howe Truss, but appears to be a Pratt Truss.
Beeson Bridge Beeson Covered Bridge (Billie Creek Village).JPG Billie Creek Village, Rockville, Parke County 1906 Burr Arch, 55 feet (17 m) long
Bell Ford Bridge Bell Ford Bridge.jpg Seymour, Jackson County 1869 Post Truss, 330 feet (100 m) long. The bridge's western span collapsed in 1999, while the remaining eastern span collapsed in 2006 into the East Fork of the White River. It was the fourth longest and fifth oldest covered bridge in the state.
Big Rocky Fork Bridge Big Rocky Fork CB (Parke Cty) S side.JPG Mansfield, Parke County 1900 Burr Arch, 72 feet (22 m) long over Big Rocky Fork Creek
Billie Creek Bridge Billie Creek Village, Rockville, Parke County 1895 Burr Arch, 62 feet (19 m) long. It was moved to serve as the entrance to Billie Creek Village.
Bowsher Ford Bridge Bowsher Ford 2009.jpg Tangier, Parke County 1915 Burr Arch, 72 feet (22 m) long over Mill Creek
Bridgeton Bridge Bridgetoncoveredbridge1.jpg Bridgeton, Parke County 1868 Burr Arch, 245 feet (75 m) long over Big Raccoon Creek. Destroyed by fire in April 2005.
Bridgeton Bridge (new) RebuiltBridgetonCoveredBridge.jpg Bridgeton, Parke County 2006 Burr Arch, 245 feet (75 m) long over Big Raccoon Creek. Replaced original bridge that was destroyed by fire in 2005 with reconstruction completed in October 2006.
Busching Bridge 036 34A Busching, Versailles SP, Versailles Cty.jpg Versailles, Ripley County 1885 Howe Truss, 176 feet (54 m) long over Laugher Creek. Located at Versailles State Park.
Cades Mill Bridge Cades Mill Bridge (Fountain Cty).JPG Steam Corner, Fountain County 1854 Howe Truss 150 feet (46 m) long over Coal Creek. Oldest bridge in the state.
Cataract Covered Bridge Cataract Falls Bridge Cataract, Owen County 1876 Smith Type IV Truss, 140 feet (43 m) long over Mill Creek
Catlin Bridge Catlincoveredbridge.jpg Rockville, Parke County 1907 Burr Arch, 54 feet (16 m) long over Bill Diddle Creek
Ceylon Bridge Ceylon Covered Bridge, southern side and western portal.jpg Ceylon, Adams County 1862 Howe Truss, 126 feet (38 m) long over Wabash River
Clinton Bridge Covered bridge in Clinton, Indiana, 1852 to 1899.jpg Clinton, Vermillion County 1852 735 feet (224 m) long over Wabash River in four spans; removed in 1899
Conley’s Ford Bridge Conley'sford3.jpg Mansfield, Parke County 1907 Burr Arch, 192 feet (59 m) long over Big Raccoon Creek
Cornstalk Bridge Burr Truss P1310074 Cornstalk Bridge (Raccoon).jpg Raccoon, Putnam County 1917 Burr Arch, 82 feet (25 m) long over Cornstalk Creek
Cox Ford Bridge Cox Ford Bridge, Turkey Run.jpg Annapolis, Parke County 1913 Burr Arch, 176 feet (54 m) long over Sugar Creek at the west side of Turkey Run State Park
Crooks Bridge Crookscoveredbridge.jpg Rockville, Parke County 1856 Burr Arch, 132 feet (40 m) long over Little Raccoon Creek. Second oldest bridge in the state.
Crown Point Bridge Coverend Bridge 151.jpg Crown Point, Lake County 1878 Burr Arch, 85 feet (26 m) long crossing a gully. It was moved to Lake County Fairgrounds in 1933 from Milroy in Rush County over the Little Flatrock River.
Cumberland Bridge Matthews Indiana CoveredBridge exterior.jpg Matthews, Grant County 1877 Howe Truss 175 feet (53 m) long over Mississinewa River
Darlington Bridge Darlingtoncoveredbridge1.jpg Darlington, Montgomery County 1868 Howe Truss, 140 feet (43 m) long over Sugar Creek. It is the fourth oldest covered bridge in the state and has a unique wooden block floor that spans its length as shown in the bridge's picture.
Deer's Mills Bridge Deer Mill Covered Bridge Indiana 4.jpg Deer's Mill, Montgomery County 1878 Burr Arch, 275 feet (84 m) long over Sugar Creek in Shades State Park
Dick Huffman Bridge Reelsville, Putnam County 1880 Howe Truss, 265 feet (81 m) long over Big Walnut River. It is the longest Howe Truss bridge in the state.
Dunbar Bridge Dunbar (Covered Bridge Greenfield).JPG Greencastle, Putnam County 1880 Burr Arch, 174 feet (53 m) long in two spans over Big Walnut Creek
Edna Collins Bridge Clinton Falls, Putnam County 1922 Burr Arch, 80 feet (24 m) long over Little Walnut Creek. Local legends claim this bridge is haunted.

[3]

Eugene Bridge Eugenecoveredbridge.jpg Eugene, Vermillion County 1885 Burr Arch, 192 feet (59 m) long over Vermillion River
Forsythe Mill Bridge Forsythe Covered Bridge Gowdy, Rush County 1888 Burr Arch, 196 feet (60 m) long over Big Flat Rock River, built by Emmett L. Kennedy
Guilford Bridge Guilford, Dearborn County 1879 Burr Arch, 104 feet (32 m) long
Harry Evans Bridge Harry Evans Bridge Coxville, Parke County 1908 Burr Arch, 65 feet (20 m) long over Rock Run Creek
Hillsdale Bridge Dana, Vermillion County 1876 Burr Arch, 104 feet (32 m) long
Holton Bridge Holton, Ripley County 1884 Howe Truss, 112 feet (34 m) long over Otter Creek
Houck Bridge Houck CB (Putnam Cty).JPG Manhattan, Putnam County 1880 Howe Truss, 210 feet (64 m) long over Big Walnut Creek. It is one of the longest Howe Truss bridges in the state.
Huffman's Mill Bridge Huffman Mill Covered Bridge, eastern side.jpg Huffman, Spencer County 1884 Burr Arch, 140 feet (43 m) long over Anderson River
Irishman Bridge Youngstown, Vigo County ca. 1847 Queen Post, 75 feet (23 m) long over Fowler Lake, a branch of Honey Creek. It is the second oldest covered bridge in the state and the only remaining Queen Post covered bridge in the state.
Jackson Bridge Jackson Bridge 2009.jpg Annapolis, Parke County 1861 Burr Arch, 207 feet (63 m) long over Sugar Creek. It is the fifth oldest covered bridge in the state and has the longest single span.
James Bridge James Bridge, Jennings Co., IN.jpg Lovett, Jennings County 1887 Howe Truss, 124 feet (38 m) long over Big Graham Creek
Jeffries Ford Bridge Jeffriesfordbridge.jpg Bridgeton, Parke County 1915 Burr Arch, 204 feet (62 m) long over Big Raccoon Creek
Lancaster Bridge Lancastercoveredbridge.jpg Owasco, Carroll County 1872 Howe Truss, 133 feet (41 m) long over Wildcat Creek
Leatherwood Station Bridge Leatherwood Station Covered Bridge BW.jpg Billie Creek Village, Rockville, Parke County 1899 Burr Arch, 72 feet (22 m) long, located at Billie Creek Village
Longwood Bridge Connersville, Fayette County 1884 Burr Arch, 92 feet (28 m) long
Mansfield Bridge Mansfield CB (Parke Cty).JPG Mansfield, Parke County 1867 Burr Arch, 247 feet (75 m) long in three spans over Big Raccoon Creek. In the spring of 2006, the central roof was torn off by winds and was restored in 2007.
Marshall Bridge Marshall Bridge 2009.jpg Tangier, Parke County 1917 Burr Arch, 56 feet (17 m) long over Rush Creek
McAllister Bridge Mcallistercoveredbridge.jpg Catlin, Parke County 1914 Burr Arch, 126 feet (38 m) long over Little Raccoon Creek
Mecca Bridge Meccacoveredbridge.jpg Mecca, Parke County 1873 Burr Arch, 150 feet (46 m) long over Big Raccoon Creek
Medora Bridge Medora Covered Bridge.jpg Medora, Jackson County 1875 Burr Arch, 434 feet (132 m) long in three spans over the East Fork of the White River. It is the longest covered bridge in the state and (depending on how the length of a bridge is measured) is sometimes claimed to be the longest historic covered bridge in the U.S. It has been closed to all but pedestrian traffic since 1972, and is currently undergoing restoration.
Melcher Bridge Melchercoveredbridge.jpg Montezuma, Parke County 1896 Burr Arch, 83 feet (25 m) long over Leatherwood Creek
Mill Creek Bridge Millcreekcoveredbridge.jpg Tangier, Parke County 1907 Burr Arch, 92 feet (28 m) long over Mill Creek
Moscow Bridge Moscow Covered Bridge Rush Cty.jpg Moscow, Rush County 1886 (rebuilt 2010) Burr Arch, 334 feet (102 m) long in two spans over Big Flat Rock River. It is the third longest covered bridge in the state. Destroyed by a tornado in 2008, it has since been rebuilt.
Narrows Bridge Narrows Covered Bridge Turkey Run SP.jpg Marshall, Parke County 1882 Burr Arch, 121 feet (37 m) long span over Sugar Creek on the east boundary of Turkey Run State Park
Neet Bridge Catlin, Parke County 1904 Burr Arch, 126 feet (38 m) long over Little Raccoon Creek
Nevins Bridge Nevinscoveredbridge.jpg Catlin, Parke County 1920 Burr Arch, 155 feet (47 m) long over Little Raccoon Creek
New Brownsville Bridge Long Truss 033 31A New Brownsville Bridge.jpg Columbus, Bartholomew County 1840 Long Truss, 93 feet (28 m) long over Mill Run Creek. It was moved from Brownsville in Union County over the Whitewater River.
Newport Bridge Newport, Vermillion County 1885 Burr Arch, 180 feet (55 m) long over Little Vermillion River
Norris Ford Bridge Norris Ford Covered Bridge, eastern portal.jpg Rushville, Rush County 1916 Burr Arch, 169 feet (52 m) long over Big Flat Rock River
North Manchester Bridge North Manchester Covered Bridge, northern portal.jpg North Manchester, Wabash County 1872 Smith Type IV Truss, 150 feet (46 m) long over Eel River
Oakalla Bridge Greencastle, Putnam County 1875 Burr Arch, 152 feet (46 m) long over Big Walnut Creek
Old Red Bridge Hickory Ridge, Gibson County 1875 Smith Type IV Truss, 170 feet (52 m) long over Big Bayou Creek
Pine Bluff Bridge Pinebluffbridge.jpg Carpentersville, Putnam County 1915 Howe Truss, 211 feet (64 m) long over Big Walnut Creek
Phillips Bridge P4230106 Phillips.JPG Montezuma, Parke County 1909 King Post, 43 feet (13 m) long over Big Pond Creek. It is the shortest covered bridge in the state.
Portland Mills Bridge Portlandmillsbridge1.jpg Guion, Parke County 1856 Burr Arch, 130 feet (40 m) long crossing Little Raccoon Creek. It is tied with Crooks Bridge as the fourth oldest covered bridge in the state.
Potters Bridge Potter's Covered Bridge Noblesville, Hamilton County 1871 Howe Truss, 259 feet (79 m) long over the West Fork of the White River
Ramp Creek Bridge Ramp Creek Covered Bridge(Brown Cty SP).jpg Nashville, Brown County 1838 Double Barreled Burr Arch, 96 feet (29 m) long over Salt Creek. It is the oldest covered bridge in the state and is located at the entrance to Brown County State Park. It is also the only two-lane covered bridge in the state.
Richland Creek Bridge Richland-Plummer Creek Covered Bridge, southern side and eastern end.jpg Bloomfield, Greene County 1883 Burr Arch, 100 feet (30 m) long over Richland Creek, built by A.M. Kennedy and Sons.
Roann Bridge CoveredBridge 1917 P4010051.jpg Roann, Wabash County 1872 Howe Truss, 288 feet (88 m) long over Eel River
Rob Roy Bridge Rob Roy Bridge.jpg Rob Roy, Fountain County 1860 Howe Truss, 120 feet (37 m) long over Big Shawnee Creek
Rolling Stone Bridge Rolling Stone CB.JPG Bainbridge, Putnam County 1915 Burr Arch, 103 feet (31 m) long over Big Walnut Creek
Roseville-Coxville Bridge Rosevillecoveredbridge.jpg Coxville, Parke County 1910 Burr Arch, 263 feet (80 m) long over Big Raccoon Creek
Rush Creek Bridge Rushcreekcoveredbridge.jpg Tangier, Parke County 1904 Burr Arch, 77 feet (23 m) long over Rush Creek
Sanatorium Bridge Rockville, Parke County 1913 Burr Arch, 154 feet (47 m) long over Little Raccoon Creek
Scipio Bridge Scipiocoveredbridge.jpg Scipio, Jennings County 1886 Howe Truss, 146 feet (45 m) long crossing Sand Creek
Shieldstown Bridge Shieldstowncoveredbridge.jpg Shields, Jackson County 1876 Burr Arch, 331 feet (101 m) long over the East Fork of the White River
Sim Smith Bridge Sims Smith CB.JPG Montezuma, Parke County 1883 Burr Arch, 84 feet (26 m) long over Leatherwood Creek
Smith Bridge Smith Covered Bridge Rushville, Rush County 1877 Burr Arch, 138 feet (42 m) long over Big Flat Rock River
Snow Hill Bridge Snow Hill Covered Bridge.jpg Rockdale, Franklin County 1894 Howe Truss, 75 feet (23 m) long over the Johnson Fork of the Whitewater River
South Hill Bridge Universal, Vermillion County 1879 Burr Arch, 122 feet (37 m) long over Brouilletts Creek
Spencerville Bridge Spencerville Covered Bridge Spencerville, DeKalb County 1873 Howe Truss, 160 feet (49 m) long over St. Joseph River
Stockheughter Bridge Stockheughter Covered Bridge.jpg Enochsburg, Franklin County 1887 Howe Truss, 92 feet (28 m) long over Salt Creek
Thorpe Ford Bridge Thorpefordbridge.jpg Rosedale, Parke County 1912 Burr Arch, 163 feet (50 m) long over Big Raccoon Creek
Traders Point Bridge Indianapolis, Marion County 1880 Howe Truss, 89 feet (27 m) long over Fishback Creek
Vermont Bridge Vermontcoveredbridge.jpg Kokomo, Howard County 1875 Smith Type IV Truss, 98 feet (30 m) long over Kokomo Creek. Moved from its original location to Highland Park in Kokomo.
Wallace Bridge Wallace CB (Fountain Cty Indiana).JPG Wallace, Fountain County 1871 Howe Truss, 81 feet (25 m) long over Sugar Mill Creek
West Union Bridge Westunionbridge.jpg West Union, Parke County 1876 Burr Arch, 315 feet (96 m) long over Sugar Creek
Westport Bridge Westport Covered Bridge from the south.jpg Westport, Decatur County 1880 Burr Arch, 115 feet (35 m) long over Sand Creek
Wheeling Bridge Wheeling, Gibson County 1877 Smith Type IV Truss, 164 feet (50 m) long over Patoka River
White Water Canal Aqueduct Bridge Whitewater Canal Covered Bridge Metamora, Rush Cty.jpg Metamora, Franklin County 1846 Burr Arch, 81 feet (25 m) long over Duck Creek on the east side of Metamora
Wilkins Mill Bridge Wilkinsmillbridge.jpg Annapolis, Parke County 1906 Burr Arch, 102 feet (31 m) long over Sugar Mill Creek
Williams Bridge Williams CB (Lawrence Cty)Indiana.JPG Williams, Lawrence County 1884 Howe Truss, 373 feet (114 m) long in two spans over the East Fork of the White River. It is the second longest covered bridge in the state.
Zacke Cox Bridge Zacke Cox 2009.jpg Coxville, Parke County 1908 Burr Arch, 54 feet (16 m) long over Rock Run Creek

Notes[edit]

  • A Sorting this column will result in bridges being listed in order by county.
  • B Sorting this column will result in bridges being listed in order by their length.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parke County Chamber of Commerce
  2. ^ a b c d Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme Publishing; 3rd edition (2004), pg 9
  3. ^ Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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