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Southport Covered Bridge

Photos 

1939 photo

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #446271

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Little Buck Creek on Southport Road
Location
Marion County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1896
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66552, -86.09598   (decimal degrees)
39°39'56" N, 86°05'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/577542/4391024 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84820 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,321)
Built 1896 (288)
Built during 1890s (3,186)
Covered (1,903)
Howe through truss (509)
Howe truss (637)
Indiana (5,097)
Lost (28,389)
Lost 1955 (110)
Lost during 1950s (856)
Marion County, Indiana (225)
Replaced by new bridge (19,304)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,415)
Through truss (16,716)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,779)
Truss (35,382)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 28, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

Southport Covered Bridge
Posted April 8, 2019, by Tom Hoffman

This was one of many covered bridges in the area removed due to the spreading of Indianapolis.