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Shelhorn Covered Bridge

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Vintage postcard scan.

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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Description 

Relocated in 1933 after being displaced by a new highway. Originally crossed the Little Flatrock River, two miles south of Milroy in Rush County.

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over park gully on a pedestrian trail
Location
Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1878, moved in 1933 to the current location
Builder
- A.M. Kennedy & Sons
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Crown Point Covered Bridge
Milroy Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.40395, -87.37280   (decimal degrees)
41°24'14" N, 87°22'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/468839/4583668 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crown Point
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-45-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 45293 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: It IS a covered bridge.

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger