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Tunnelton Covered Bridge 14-47-01x

Photos 

Postcard image of bridge

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BH Photo #228397

Map 

Description 

This bridge appears from photography to have been similar to another bridge designed by JJ Daniels, the Medora Covered Bridge, which has been recently renovated, and is also cataloged on bridgehunter. There seem to be many similarities.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over East Fork White River on Tunnelton Bono Road
Location
Lawrence County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1883 by J.J. Daniels.
Builder
- Joseph J. Daniels
Design
Triple Span Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.76330, -86.33652   (decimal degrees)
38°45'48" N, 86°20'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/557643/4290718 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tunnelton
Elevation
401 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-47-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 51828 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2021: New photo from Grant DiDomizio
  • January 26, 2021: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 29, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Modified information
  • March 23, 2012: Added by Tim Wray

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Comments 

Tunnelton Covered Bridge
Posted March 30, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

And thank you Tim for adding this bridge...one of Daniels' masterpieces!

Tunnelton Covered Bridge
Posted March 30, 2012, by Tim Wray (tim [at] backwoodrealm [dot] com)

@Tony - Thanks for pointing that out. I have removed that photo. Thanks!

Tunnelton Covered Bridge
Posted March 29, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Photo number 4 has been mistakenly identified at the BSU Library as the Tunnelton Covered Bridge. It is actually a picture of the former Waterworks Covered Bridge that stood in Putnam County into the 1950's. The bridge is easily recognizable by it's "half-and-half" siding. The original span with the horizontal siding was built in 1859 by Henry Wolf. When the additional span was needed in 1915, J.A. Britton constructed it with his traditional (vertical)siding.

A similar photo is shown here:

http://indianajones.smugmug.com/Covered-Bridges-of-Indiana/I...