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Coal Creek Covered Bridge 14-61-30x

Photos 

Postcard

added by Robert Stephenson in April 2009

BH Photo #136780

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost covered bridge over Coal Creek on CR1240N in Lodi
Location
Parke County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by arson
History
Built 1869, rebuilt 1898, rehabilitated 1977, destroyed by arson on June 28, 1992
Builder
- Joseph J. Daniels
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 159.1 ft.
Total length: 192.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Also called
Lodi Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94769, -87.40381   (decimal degrees)
39°56'52" N, 87°24'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/465504/4422029 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newport
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6100153 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-61-30x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 42256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1990)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
200

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • April 8, 2009: Added by Robert Stephenson

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Comments 

Coal Creek Covered Bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Ruth in answer to your question, my only answer is some people have so low of opinion of themselves, that they have to destroy things to bring themselves up. In Parke County, IN there was a guy arrested for setting fires to several bridges because he had nothing better to do. He wanted to hurt people by hurting things.

Coal Creek Covered Bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Ruth, if you go to the front page of the site, and click on the tab labeled "Categories" you'll be taken to a page called "Search by Category." There are several tabs there to choose from, the default is "Design."

Under the "Design" tab, click on the "C" and you'll be taken to the listings of designs that start with C, and click on "Covered."

You'll get a listing of the 640 (as of this writing) covered bridges listed on this site. I'm sure you'll be able to plan a route to see plenty of covered bridges!

(I'm kinda partial to the Colvin Covered Bridge in Bedford, County, Pennsylvania myself.) http://bridgehunter.com/pa/bedford/colvin-covered/

Coal Creek Covered Bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by Ruth Plencner (SundanceRuth [at] comcast [dot] net)

I love Covered Bridges. Why would anyone destroy a beautiful covered bridge. I have seen many covered bridges. They represent history from the past. I love looking for covered bridges on old roads. I have several books on covered bridges and I love them all. I live in northern Illinois. We don't have to many covered bridges in Il. I have to travel many miles to see any. Thanks for reading my message. A covered bridge lover.

Ruth