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State Sanatorium Covered Bridge 14-61-38

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Photo taken by Tom Hall in May 2006

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Description 

The bridge was not at this location when the imagery was taken in 2005. If you follow the creek downstream about one mile you will see the bridge in it's original location.

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Little Raccoon Creek
Location
Parke County, Indiana
Status
Moved to new location and reopened
History
Built 1913, relocated in 2008 to a new location upstream
Builders
- Dan Collum & Co.
- Joseph A. Britton
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 154.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78120, -87.14501   (decimal degrees)
39°46'52" N, 87°08'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/487582/4403482 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockville
Inventory number
BH 37620 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1913 (721)
Built during 1910s (8,572)
Burr arch-truss (287)
Covered (1,337)
Dan Collum & Co. (2)
Indiana (4,044)
Joseph A. Britton (14)
NR-listed (2,835)
Open (35,951)
Owned by county (18,649)
Parke County, Indiana (86)
Through truss (12,714)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,126)
Truss (29,077)

Update Log 

  • May 7, 2010: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates for new location.
  • October 25, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • January 30, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • January 25, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • October 14, 2008: Added by Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Kim Harvey
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

State Sanatorium Covered Bridge
Posted October 28, 2009, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

What excellent photographs! Thank you very much for sharing them.

State Sanatorium Covered Bridge
Posted January 24, 2009, by Dan Reitmeyer (dan [at] clrconstruction [dot] com)

The Sanitorium bridge has been moved approx. one mile upstream, to a new location. My company, CLR Inc. worked with Square and Level Construction company, in a joint effort to preserve the old structure. It was first picked off its old abutments and taken completely apart and tranported upstream to an open field near the new location and totally rebuilt, with about half of the wood being replaced with new timbers. While the bridge was being rebuilt in the nearby field, new abutments were constructed, driving 16 steel shell concrete filled piles approx. 40 feet each, into each abutment. Then new concrete was poured around the piling to the original specs of the old abutments. When both the abutmenst were completed and all the wood replaced in the bridge, the bridge was then moved across the creek and picked up by two large cranes and set in place on its new foundations. It is now being used once again.