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Shieldstown Covered Bridge 14-36-02



The east side of the bridge.

Photo taken by James McCray


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Covered bridge over East Fork White River
Jackson County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Meeting scheduled for Sept. 11 concerning the much needed rehabilitation of this landmark.
Built 1876
- Joseph J. Daniels
Covered Burr arch-truss
Total length: 353.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Shields Mill Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.91533, -86.00283   (decimal degrees)
38°54'55" N, 86°00'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/586450/4307853 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-36-02 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 36166 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (7,969)
Built 1876 (112)
Built during 1870s (1,196)
Burr arch-truss (372)
Covered (1,752)
Have street view (27,855)
Indiana (5,018)
Jackson County, Indiana (83)
Joseph J. Daniels (26)
NR-eligible (4,064)
Open to pedestrians (4,423)
Preserved (1,219)
Select (530)
Through truss (15,968)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,378)
Truss (34,257)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2021: New photo from Jenise Stewart
  • May 29, 2021: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • February 22, 2021: New photo from Grant DiDomizio
  • October 10, 2020: New photos from Garrett DiDomizio
  • September 23, 2019: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 12, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 27, 2015: New photo from K. Allen Ballard
  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • August 28, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: A rehabilitation is in the works for this one...
  • January 9, 2012: New photos from Nick
  • December 20, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • May 21, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 14, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • January 30, 2008: New photos from James McCray


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  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Nick
  • Andrew Raker
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Garrett DiDomizio - garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Grant DiDomizio - grantdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com


Shieldstown Covered Bridge 14-36-02
Posted October 10, 2020, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

Itís a beautiful bridge that has been restored to very good condition. Bridge is also very long, as I found out when me and my brother ran and raced across it.

Shieldstown Covered Bridge 14-36-02
Posted November 27, 2015, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Was in the area, doing QS-9000 audit of Dura Brownstown, Feb 2000; managed to snap this bridge and Medora. Missed getting Bells Ford during visit.....much to my regret today.....was still learning my bridge taking style back then, but glad I took pics....

Shieldstown Covered Bridge 14-36-02
Posted January 25, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Wood id good (I guess). To be restored!:


Shieldstown Covered Bridge
Posted January 30, 2013, by Royce Redman (alexcreek25 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

That is a memorial marker for someone who lived in the area and died. The inscriptions are carved on the back side facing the camps.

Shieldstown Covered Bridge
Posted July 15, 2011, by Tyler Parrott (tyler [dot] parrott [at] aes [dot] com)

What is the bench at the end of the bridge? We rode there the other day and wondered the history of it.