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Ewing Covered Bridge

Photo 

1963 photo

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445917

Map 

Description 

A rare example of a Howe Truss built by Daniels. Governor Whitcomb spared the nearby Medora and Bell Ford Bridges from destruction, but unfortunately this one was demolished.

This bridge served the earliest route of what would become US 50.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over East Fork White River on Ewing Road
Location
Jackson County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1870 by J.J. Daniels; replaced in 1970
Builder
- J.J. Daniels
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 350.0 ft.
Total length: 374.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.5 ft.
Also called
Old US 50 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89127, -86.06618   (decimal degrees)
38°53'29" N, 86°03'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/580985/4305125 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84831 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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