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Lancaster Covered Bridge 14-08-02

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Overview

Photo taken by Chris Clouser

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Wildcat Creek on CR 500 West
Location
Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1872 by the Wheelock Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1981; damaged by flooding in 2004, fully rehabilitated and reopened 2006
Builder
- Wheelock Bridge Co.
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 132.9 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Carroll County Bridge 18
Beard Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.46764, -86.61707   (decimal degrees)
40°28'03" N, 86°37'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/532462/4479732 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rossville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0800014 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-08-02 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 15869 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 31.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
81

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • May 18, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 3, 2008: New photo from Paul Brandenburg
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • April 24, 2006: Posted photos from Chris Clouser

Sources 

  • Chris Clouser - morpar55 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Paul Brandenburg - indianabridges [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Lancaster Covered Bridge
Posted April 26, 2008, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

Here are a few pictures taken shortly after the bridge was reopened. The third picture is of one of the cast iron abutments, the paint was still shiny which made it difficult to get a good shot. I thought it was cool that they managed to save the abutments, one of the best features of this bridge.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Lancaster Covered Bridge
Posted April 26, 2008, by Anonymous

Does anybody have photos of the bridge after reconstruction?

Lancaster Covered Bridge
Posted April 14, 2008, by RLB (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Bridge rebuilt and open to traffic. Painted red, watch the no tresspassing signs on property adjoining the bridge.

Lancaster Covered Bridge
Posted November 5, 2006, by Dan Reitmeyer (danreitmeyer [at] charter [dot] net)

Bridge is now complete 11/06. New lower chords, new siding, roof, some upper chord replacement, and diagonals. Old cast iron abutments repaired.