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Smith Creek Covered Bridge 14-31-D

Photos 

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Photo taken by J.P. in April 2009

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BH Photo #138990

Map 

Description 

"Romantic shelter" (modern) covered brdige

Facts 

Overview
Covered stringer bridge over Smith Creek on Drive Way
Location
Harrison County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Stringer bridge with added covering
Dimensions
Span length: 79.0 ft.
Total length: 79.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.24030, -85.96360   (decimal degrees)
38°14'25" N, 85°57'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/590696/4232985 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lanesville
Inventory number
BH 42425 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (13,625)
Covered (1,424)
Harrison County, Indiana (41)
Indiana (4,438)
Open (37,977)
Owned privately (1,463)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,065)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,243)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed bridge type
  • May 11, 2009: Updated by J.P.
  • April 23, 2009: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Smith Creek Covered Bridge
Posted December 13, 2009, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

I certainly was surprised to see this bridge. In associating with covered bridges over the years, I thought I knew all of them in Indiana. I don't do the romantic shelters, but this one is a nice looking bridge. Very interesting!

Smith Creek Covered Bridge
Posted April 23, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

You're right Gene.... This is indeed just a "Romantic Shelter" bridge as we call them up here. Just a slab with a "lid" on it. Does look better than just a slab though!

Smith Creek Covered Bridge
Posted April 23, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

While this is an attractive bridge, I don't think it is a truss bridge. The only supports I see inside the bridge are to support the walls, not the floor. I think it is a stringer bridge with a cover built over it.