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Cumberland Covered Bridge 14-27-01

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Overview

Photo taken Sept. 2006 by Jan Ruthig

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Mississinewa River on CR 990E in Matthews
Location
Grant County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1877; rehabilitated 1999
Design
Covered Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 162.6 ft.
Total length: 178.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 1978
Also called
Matthews Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.38850, -85.48483   (decimal degrees)
40°23'19" N, 85°29'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/628600/4471980 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hartford City West
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2700121 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-27-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 78000032 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16198 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 26.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
230

Categories 

19th Century (5,990)
Built 1877 (77)
Built during 1870s (887)
Covered (1,338)
Functionally obsolete (7,843)
Grant County, Indiana (44)
HAER documented (1,096)
Howe through truss (338)
Howe truss (418)
Indiana (3,872)
NR-listed (2,830)
One-lane traffic (7,395)
Open (35,752)
Owned by county (18,583)
Select (536)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,681)
Through truss (12,693)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,657)
Truss (28,935)
Wooden deck (5,827)

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2010: New photo from Jim Grey
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed truss type
  • November 25, 2008: New photos from Tom Hall
  • November 6, 2006: Posted photo from Jan Ruthig

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Comments 

Cumberland Covered Bridge
Posted August 6, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It was returned to the site by means of some kind of rollers, and the abutments were raised several feet before it was put back in place.

Cumberland Covered Bridge
Posted August 6, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

According to a caption on a picture in the May 1967 edition of "Outdoor Indiana" this bridge was washed off it's foundation and down stream in the 1913 flood. It was returned to its original site. The photo and caption were a part of an article "Indiana's Covered Bridges" By Ruth Chin.

Cumberland Covered Bridge
Posted March 12, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks for bringing that to attention Larry. I made the change on the bridges page.

Cumberland Covered Bridge
Posted March 12, 2010, by LARRY BARNETT (lbjb1 [at] earthlink [dot] net)

JUST TO INFORM YOU THAT THE TRUSS IN THE CUMBERLAND BRIDGE IS OF THE "HOWE" TRUSS. THANK YOU

LARRY BARNETT, PRESIDENT

MATTHEWS COVERED BRIDGE SOCIETY INC.