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Rob Roy Covered Bridge 14-23-03

Photos 

Portal

Photo taken Sept. 2005 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102799

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Big Shawnee Creek on CR 800N
Location
Fountain County, Indiana
Status
But may be repaired and reopened to traffic soon
History
Built 1860; rehabilitated 1925
Design
Covered Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 111.8 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24370, -87.24602   (decimal degrees)
40°14'37" N, 87°14'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/479074/4454835 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mellott
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300109 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-23-03 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 16138 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
120

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 2, 2016: Updated by Jeff Wieland: Bridge may be repaired and reopened.
  • June 14, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Bridge reopened to traffic
  • May 7, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • October 25, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: bridge currently closed to traffic
  • October 16, 2006: Posted photo from Tom Hall

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Comments 

Rob Roy Covered Bridge 14-23-03
Posted August 2, 2016, by Jeff Wieland

There has been an anonymous donation offer to fund repairs to this bridge with the stipulation that it has to be open to vehicular traffic. See:

http://wlfi.com/2016/08/02/fountain-county-covered-bridge-ma...

Rob Roy Covered Bridge 14-23-03
Posted May 26, 2015, by Judy Props (inrobroy [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge is closed indefinitely.

Rob Roy Covered Bridge
Posted June 14, 2010, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

You're quite welcome Tony, by the way, you have two messages waiting on Facebook.

Talk to you later.

Rob Roy Covered Bridge
Posted June 14, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks for the heads-up Steve! I just changed the status to open. I just hope the county did a proper repair job, as the floor had a severe sag in it.

Rob Roy Covered Bridge
Posted June 14, 2010, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The Status of this bridge needs to be changed. I drove over it twice earlier today. There is a speed bump located just in front of each portal making sure you drive over it at 20mph. But for all intent and purpose, this bridge is back to open for traffic.

Rob Roy Covered Bridge
Posted May 8, 2010, by Tom Hoffman

Looks like a broken lower chord! Hopefully repairs can be made soon before conditions get worse.