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Kessner's Covered Bridge

Photos 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445945

Map 

Description 

In it's later years this bridge developed quite a lean and was on a road that was lightly travelled. In June 1964 an attempt was made to dynamite the span, it was repaired and lasted until an arson fire in December 1965.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Patoka River on Kessner Bridge Road
Location
Dubois County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built 1877
Builder
- William T. Washer (Likely Fabricator)
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 156.0 ft.
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.34929, -87.00433   (decimal degrees)
38°20'57" N, 87°00'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/499621/4244570 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84848 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2021: New photo from Garrett DiDomizio
  • July 12, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 31, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Garrett DiDomizio - garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com