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Old Red Covered Bridge 14-26-01

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South end, West side

10/15/2007

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson

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Overview
Covered bridge over Big Bayou on Barnes Road
Location
Gibson County, Indiana
Status
Bypassed 1976; Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1875 by William T. Washer
Builder
- William T. Washer
Design
Smith type #4 truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 174.8 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.25833, -87.87889   (decimal degrees)
38°15'30" N, 87°52'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/423106/4234843 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grayville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2600033 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)

WGCB 14-26-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 16180 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2006)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.0 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • March 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Street view
  • March 23, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson
  • March 22, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Overview and design
  • June 16, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Builder
  • June 15, 2008: Changed name
  • June 6, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • June 6, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson

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Barnes Road Bridge
Posted June 9, 2008, by tom

This is better known as the Old Red Covered Bridge. It is in the middle of nowhere in the Wabash flats and can be rather tricky to find. The bridge has been bypassed by a lower culvert crossing since the 1970s. There have also been roads in the area which apparantly fell into non-existence.