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Postlewaite Covered Bridge

Photos 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #446312

Map 

Description 

There is much confusion over the exact location of this bridge and when it was lost. According to Bryan Ketcham the bridge was repaired in the mid 1940's, but then IHS has it being replaced in 1953. No NBI listings match for a new bridge over the Patoka at that time so some more research will be required.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Patoka River
Location
Dubois County, Indiana
History
Built 1872
Builder
- William T. Washer
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 108.0 ft.
Total length: 114.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.36039, -87.04291   (decimal degrees)
38°21'37" N, 87°02'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/496250/4245802 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84827 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 29, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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