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Cox Ford Covered Bridge 14-61-34

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102894

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Sugar Creek on Cox Ford Road north of Rockville
Location
Parke County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913, rehabilitated 1977
Builder
- Joseph A. Britton
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 176.8 ft.
Total length: 191.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.88533, -87.22372   (decimal degrees)
39°53'07" N, 87°13'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/480871/4415054 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wallace
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6100171 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-61-34 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 78000390 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16805 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 32.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
67

Categories 

Built 1913 (758)
Built during 1910s (8,806)
Burr arch-truss (291)
Covered (1,357)
Functionally obsolete (8,050)
Indiana (4,200)
Joseph A. Britton (14)
NR-listed (2,841)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Open (36,894)
Owned by county (18,923)
Parke County, Indiana (86)
Select (535)
Span length 175-250 feet (1,824)
Through truss (12,950)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,813)
Truss (29,552)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2017: New photos from Tom Phelan
  • May 22, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • December 8, 2009: New photos from J.P.
  • January 6, 2009: New photos from Sean Flynn
  • November 13, 2006: Posted photos from Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Sean Flynn
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Wikipedia
  • Tom Phelan - thomasp335 [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

Cox Ford Covered Bridge 14-61-34
Posted August 17, 2015, by Brent Tindall (bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The two photos added below on 8/13/2015 are of Narrows Covered Bridge, not Cox Ford Covered Bridge.

Cox Ford Covered Bridge 14-61-34
Posted August 13, 2015, by Barbara Elsmore (barbara [dot] elsmore [at] btinternet [dot] com)

hello

I am sending two lovely pics from England that I have just received from my sister in law who is travelling through Indiana of the beautiful Cox Ford Bridge.

Kind regards

Barbara Elsmore