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Seal Covered Bridge 14-24-10

Photos 

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2006

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BH Photo #116119

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Privately built queenpost through truss bridge over Big Cedar Creek
Location
Franklin County, Indiana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Was originally connected to a barn yard. Barn has since collapsed. Also originally had doors on it.
Builder
- George Reuss
Design
Queenpost through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Also called
Barn
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.40567, -84.90823   (decimal degrees)
39°24'20" N, 84°54'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/680099/4363883 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whitcomb
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-24-10 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 36773 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2019: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • September 22, 2013: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Clarified status of bridge and it's history
  • October 22, 2011: New photos from Brian McKee
  • July 23, 2011: New photo from Ed Hollowell
  • July 22, 2011: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added discription.
  • March 24, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • June 29, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Seal Covered Bridge 14-24-10
Posted June 26, 2018, by William Arnold (joeandbeaa [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is conflicting information about who actually built this bridge. Some sources claim it was John Seal. This site along with several others claim it was George Reuss. What is the source of information to verify who the builder actually was?

Seal Bridge
Posted July 23, 2011, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

After some thought, I think your right. I am going to remove that. I have read more by that particular writer and find She confuses me as much as she informs. Very Frustrating!

Seal Bridge
Posted July 22, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Ed........she is way off on this one.

The Seal Bridge was built in 1905 by George Reuss to provide access to a barn on the other side of Big Cedar Creek.

Thomas Hardman built the nearby Mt. Carmel Covered Bridge, also over Big Cedar, in 1870.