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Fairfield Covered Bridge 14-24-01x

Photos 

Vintage postcard scan.

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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BH Photo #165818

Map 

Description 

After the Dunlapsville Covered Bridge was destroyed by arson in 1971, talk was started about trying to save this span. Before any action could be taken this bridge was also destroyed by an arsonist. J.L.Kennedy was no relation to the Kennedy family bridge builders.

Facts 

Overview
Lost covered bridge over East fork Whitewater River
Location
Franklin County, Indiana, and Union County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed in an arson fire
History
Built in 1866 by J.L.Kennedy; destroyed by an arsonist in 1973
Builder
- J.L.Kennedy
Dimensions
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.50673, -84.99422   (decimal degrees)
39°30'24" N, 84°59'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/672445/4374931 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Fairfield
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-24-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 45291 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • June 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added new information about this lost bridge.
  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 18, 2010: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com