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Plainfield Covered Bridge

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Built around 1834, this covered bridge spanned the White Lick Creek in Plainfield, Indiana. Built of black walnut timbers, the bridge was razed in 1888 and replaced with a steel bridge

Courtesy of the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, Plainfield, IN

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BH Photo #433527

Map 

Description 

The flairing of the siding at the abutments shows this to be a Burr Arch truss bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Covered Bridge over White Lick Creek on the National Road in Plainfield.
Location
Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a Whipple truss iron bridge in 1888
History
Built 1834; Replaced 1888
Design
Burr arch-truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.70173, -86.40634   (decimal degrees)
39°42'06" N, 86°24'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/550894/4394821 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82607 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • August 25, 2018: Added by Mike Daffron

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com