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Old Red Covered Bridge 14-26-01

Photos 

South end, West side

10/15/2007

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson

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BH Photo #114857

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

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 report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • July 25, 2017: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 25, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • 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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Comments 

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.