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Rob Roy Covered Bridge 14-23-03



Photo taken Sept. 2005 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102799

Street View 


Covered bridge over Big Shawnee Creek on CR 800N
Fountain County, Indiana
Bridge is open with posted 3 ton weight limit
Built 1860; rehabilitated 1925
Covered Howe through truss
Length of largest span: 111.8 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 25, 2021
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300109 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-23-03 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 100006571 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16138 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


19th Century (9,384)
Built 1860 (61)
Built during 1860s (724)
Covered (2,991)
Fountain County, Indiana (79)
Have street view (30,135)
Howe through truss (606)
Howe truss (751)
Indiana (5,222)
NR-listed (3,027)
One-lane traffic (8,090)
Open (41,352)
Owned by county (21,905)
Select (531)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,656)
Through truss (18,516)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,570)
Truss (37,697)
Wooden deck (6,245)

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • August 4, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added National Register listing
  • June 14, 2018: New photos from Linda Daffron
  • 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



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:


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.