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Guilford Covered Bridge 14-15-01



Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #102746

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Covered bridge over East Fork Tanners Creek within Guilford Covered Bridge Park
Dearborn County, Indiana
Open to one-lane traffic
Built 1879 by Archibald M. Kennedy & Sons of Rushville; relocated to park in 1960; damaged by arson 1993; rehabilitated 1997
- A.M. Kennedy & Sons
Burr arch-truss
Length of largest span: 101.4 ft.
Total length: 103.7 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.17017, -84.90867   (decimal degrees)
39°10'13" N, 84°54'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/680665/4337743 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-15-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
INNBI 1500116 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16006 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


19th Century (9,802)
A.M. Kennedy & Sons (27)
Built 1879 (131)
Built during 1870s (1,528)
Burr arch-truss (1,015)
Covered (3,487)
Dearborn County, Indiana (85)
Functionally obsolete (5,569)
Have street view (30,595)
Indiana (5,251)
NR-eligible (4,128)
One-lane traffic (8,138)
Open (41,564)
Relocated (1,112)
Select (531)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,703)
Through truss (19,327)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,665)
Truss (38,720)

Update Log 

  • March 18, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • March 11, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • February 21, 2021: New photo from Garrett DiDomizio
  • May 12, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • April 15, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 9, 2014: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 18, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • September 8, 2005: Posted photo from Jonathan Maxwell


  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Garrett DiDomizio - garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman


Guilford Covered Bridge 14-15-01
Posted March 29, 2019, by Anonymous

Thanks for sharing the info about our little park...I have one correction to offer, however: The bridge does not span the east fork of Tanner's Creek, but does span a small tributary stream.Prior to 1960, the bridge spanned the east fork of Tanner's Creek. Park hours are dawn to dusk,

24/7/365, with the bridge being closed to traffic during winter months.

Guilford Covered Bridge 14-15-01
Posted September 9, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Spent a couple hours here one day talking to the late, great Amos Schwartz while he was working on this bridge...

Something I'll never forget!

Guilford Covered Bridge
Posted October 6, 2008, by Don (sega65 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Took a couple pictures of the covered bridge today. I almost drove right past it!

Guilford Covered Bridge
Posted October 31, 2007, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The Guilford Covered Bridge originally had a wooden block floor until the fire in 1993. The floor was a casulity of the fire. I only wish a crew could have cut up new wooden blocks and set them for the floor for the rebuilding. The Darlington Covered Bridge in Montgomery County may still have block floor which I'm not sure.