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Wheeling Covered Bridge 14-26-03

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East end, North side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in June 2008

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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 (as of 09/2006)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
1

Update Log 

  • 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