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Traders Point Covered Bridge 14-49-07


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in October 2006


BH Photo #152856



Abandoned Howe through truss bridge on Private lane
Marion County, Indiana
Built in 1880 by Josiah Durfee. Was originally located on 86th St. over Fishback Creek near the town of Traders Point. Was later relocated to a private estate, and is now unused. It was reported to be the last covered bridge in the county.
- Josiah Durfee
Wooden Howe through truss.
Span length: 88.0 ft.
Total length: 88.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Also called
Brown Estates Covered Bridge
Fishback Creek Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.90887, -86.32405   (decimal degrees)
39°54'32" N, 86°19'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/557776/4417860 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-49-07 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 43912 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • June 18, 2018: New photo from Linda Daffron
  • August 19, 2014: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added to discription.
  • January 20, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates.
  • January 18, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Linda Daffron


Traders Point Covered Bridge 14-49-07
Posted August 19, 2014, by Linda (mythreesonsdps [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Can you go and see this bridge ... I thought it was on private land?

Traders Point Covered Bridge
Posted June 22, 2011, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

This was printed in the Indianapolis Times in Aug. 1960. An article said that the bridge was originally 1/2 mile away at US 52 and SR 100 over Fishback Creek. It had been condemned in 1959.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Traders Point Covered Bridge
Posted June 21, 2011, by alan fulling (bigalbran [at] yahoo [dot] com)

we saw the old girl yesterday. she still leans but we walked across it and it still seems pretty solid. still it needs moved somewhere where it can be properly taken care of.

Traders Point Covered Bridge
Posted January 19, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail)

The old bridge was still pretty solid despite not having any maintenance for several years. When Mr Brown was alive he took good care of it after acquiring it from the county and moving it to his property. There has been talk of it being moved to various locations for some time now, the sooner the better. As far as finding it, that can be rather tricky. It is further away from it's original location than I thought, and it was only after asking several people that I found someone who knew where it was at.

Traders Point Covered Bridge
Posted January 19, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is 9 miles from my house and I've never made the time to go see it. So thanks for photographing it -- this may be the kick in the pants I need to make the short trip over there.

This old gal looks pretty sad in the second photo, all leaning to one side like that.