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Wheeling Covered Bridge 14-26-03

Photos 

East end, North side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in June 2008

Enlarge

BH Photo #115792

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Patoka River on Moores Bridge Road
Location
Gibson County, Indiana
Status
Bypassed 1976; Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1877 by William T. Washer
Builder
- William T. Washer
Design
Smith type #4 through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 168.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.41210, -87.45734   (decimal degrees)
38°24'44" N, 87°27'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/460072/4251638 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Union
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2600050 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-26-03 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 16190 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2020: New photos from Grant DiDomizio
  • October 10, 2020: New photos from Garrett DiDomizio
  • August 16, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • June 14, 2018: New photo from Linda Daffron
  • May 12, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • August 7, 2017: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 18, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • April 28, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • March 27, 2010: New photos from James Simmons
  • March 23, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson
  • March 22, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Overview
  • June 22, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James Simmons - james [at] simmons [dot] net
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Linda Daffron
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Garrett DiDomizio - garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Grant DiDomizio - grantdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Wheeling Covered Bridge 14-26-03
Posted August 16, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Me Too, but I really like the covered also!

Wheeling Covered Bridge 14-26-03
Posted August 16, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

My first visit to a Covered. I understand why some love them but I prefer a rusty truss bridge.

Wheeling Covered Bridge 14-26-03
Posted June 30, 2020, by Grant DiDomizio (grantdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just went by to see the finished rehab and paint work! It looks marvelous and itís nice to see these bridges getting some love. Had to hurry with pictures and go as there was huge storm passing through the area. Be careful and watch for flood water when approaching.