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Georgetown Covered Bridge

Photos 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445069

Map 

Description 

Although this was likely one of the longest covered bridges ever built in Indiana, it's reported 1,000 foot length may have been somewhat exaggerated. Although part of the bridge remained standing after the calamity it was not repaired.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Wabash River on Jackson Street
Location
Cass County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by an ice gorge
History
Built 1888
Design
Howe through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73866, -86.50303   (decimal degrees)
40°44'19" N, 86°30'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/541960/4509865 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84792 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,772)
Built 1888 (206)
Built during 1880s (1,807)
Cass County, Indiana (86)
Covered (1,517)
Destroyed by flood (396)
Howe through truss (419)
Howe truss (513)
Indiana (4,569)
Lost (21,143)
Lost 1912 (32)
Lost during 1910s (419)
Through truss (13,774)
Truss (30,839)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2019: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • March 26, 2019: New photos from Tony Dillon

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