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Richland-Plummer Creek Covered Bridge 14-28-01

Photos 

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Photo taken by Tom Hall in September 2007

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BH Photo #115785

Map 

Videos 

Plummer Creek Covered Bridge

video by Mike Daffron

Richland-Plummer Creek Covered Bridge # 2

video by Mike Daffron

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Plummer Creek on Baseline Road (CR 25 East)
Location
Greene County, Indiana
Status
Closed to Traffic, damaged by arson February 8, 2021
History
Built 1883 by A.M. Kennedy & Sons; rehabilitated 1997
Builder
- A.M. Kennedy & Sons
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 122.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 10, 1993
Also called
Plummer Creek bridge
Greene County Bridge #86
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.99306, -86.93778   (decimal degrees)
38°59'35" N, 86°56'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/505388/4316007 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scotland
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
50
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2800060 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 93000466 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 14-28-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 16222 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (7,708)
A.M. Kennedy & Sons (27)
Built 1883 (160)
Built during 1880s (2,022)
Burr arch-truss (362)
Covered (1,686)
Greene County, Indiana (88)
Indiana (4,963)
NR-listed (2,968)
One-lane traffic (7,625)
Open (40,025)
Owned by county (20,987)
Select (530)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,425)
Through truss (15,365)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,217)
Truss (33,277)
Wooden deck (6,100)

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2021: New video from Mike Daffron
  • February 21, 2021: New photo from Garrett DiDomizio
  • February 8, 2021: Updated by Garrett DiDomizio: Damaged by fire
  • October 19, 2020: New photos from Garrett DiDomizio
  • March 23, 2020: New video from Mike Daffron
  • March 27, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • June 15, 2018: New photos from Linda Daffron
  • April 15, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name and NRHP date
  • June 22, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Linda Daffron
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Garrett DiDomizio - garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Plummer Creek Covered Bridge 14-28-01
Posted February 12, 2021, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Another covered bridge that has "been through the ringer and back" is in Philippi WV (BH 36774). After its last fire in 1989 (which was accidental, not arson), it was rebuilt with a fire sprinkler system. That was practical in Philippi because it's in a town with a water system. That may not be practical for bridges like Plummer Creek, which are in remote rural locations, having neither a municipal water system, nor even electricity to pump water out of the creek.

Plummer Creek Covered Bridge 14-28-01
Posted February 10, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I doubt this was a true arson attempt but more of a "Hold my beer and watch this" moment.

But yeah... This bridge has been through the ringer and back.

Plummer Creek Covered Bridge 14-28-01
Posted February 10, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hope so too, but doubt it. This bridge gets vandalized often. Greene Co has a 3-D problem: too many drunks, druggies and dumbasses.

Plummer Creek Covered Bridge 14-28-01
Posted February 10, 2021, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yeah, I hate to see that. I hope that Greene County officials repair it swiftly and put better security measures in place.

Plummer Creek Covered Bridge 14-28-01
Posted February 8, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Uh-oh! Some a-hole tried to torch this beaut: https://www.wthr.com/article/news/crime/isp-investigating-fi...

Plummer Creek Covered Bridge 14-28-01
Posted July 7, 2020, by Grant DiDomizio (grantdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

What a beautiful bridge! Not a bad drive from the highway either! Couldn’t ask for a more scenic spot!

Plummer Creek Covered Bridge 14-28-01
Posted January 9, 2019, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was damaged on Jan. 5 2019 by someone driving a box truck who just kept going. The police did catch him, but as of Monday no charges had been filed.

The article at https://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/truck-damages-green... references bridgehunter.com.