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Fairfax Covered Bridge

Photos 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #446013

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Fairfax Road
Location
Monroe County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by fire prior to being removed for Lake Monroe.
History
Built in 1879 by the Smith Bridge Company; Destroyed by fire Nov 8, 1963.
Builder
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 131.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01599, -86.47060   (decimal degrees)
39°00'58" N, 86°28'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/545831/4318684 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84881 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2021: New photo from Garrett DiDomizio
  • January 26, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated loss information.
  • January 26, 2021: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 2, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Garrett DiDomizio - garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com