Rating:
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Adams Mill Covered Bridge 14-08-01

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken Oct. 2004 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102692

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Wildcat Creek on CR 50 East
Location
Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1872 by the Wheelock Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1990
Builder
- Wheelock Bridge Co.
Design
Covered Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.8 ft.
Total length: 144.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 1996
Also called
Carroll County Bridge 39
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48360, -86.51185   (decimal degrees)
40°29'01" N, 86°30'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/541372/4481548 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rossville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0800030 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 95001537 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 14-08-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 15865 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 17.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
91

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2012: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • May 30, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • January 2, 2010: New photos from Tom Hall
  • July 9, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg
  • June 26, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg
  • May 3, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg: added county bridge number
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • October 16, 2006: Posted photo from Tom Hall

Sources 

Comments 

Adams Mill Covered Bridge
Posted October 3, 2008, by RB (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Summer 08

Adams Mill Covered Bridge
Posted April 17, 2008, by RLB (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Bridge open to vehicles. Pull off parkinig on each end.

On south pull off follow wooden steps down to groomed path to creek for some great views of bridge and sand bluffs boardering the opposite bank. 1/4 mile south is Adams Mill, open weekends.Bridge,picnic grounds and mill nicely restored. Parking lot across road leads to dam and mill pond

Adams Mill Covered Bridge
Posted March 30, 2008, by tom

I don't know if or when this bridge was closed again within the last year after driving across in March(2007). All I know is that for awhile the Adams Mill Bridge looked way beyond repair until 1999 when it was restored extensively. Then a few years ago an oversized truck tore off the portal which had to be rebuilt. I just don't know if it was closed again or why.