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Marshall Covered Bridge 14-61-32

Photos 

Portal

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102906

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Rush Creek on CR W800N
Location
Parke County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917
Builder
- Joseph A. Britton
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.1 ft.
Total length: 71.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.88347, -87.32631   (decimal degrees)
39°53'00" N, 87°19'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/472099/4414874 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingman
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6100155 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-61-32 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 78000400 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16812 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 27.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
50

Categories 

Built 1917 (578)
Built during 1910s (8,758)
Burr arch-truss (291)
Covered (1,353)
Functionally obsolete (7,990)
Indiana (4,198)
Joseph A. Britton (14)
NR-listed (2,844)
One-lane traffic (7,422)
Open (36,583)
Owned by county (18,854)
Parke County, Indiana (86)
Select (535)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,902)
Through truss (12,892)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,438)
Truss (29,442)
Wooden deck (5,862)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2017: New photo from Tom Phelan
  • May 8, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • January 6, 2009: New photos from Sean Flynn
  • November 13, 2006: Posted photos from Tom Hall

Sources 

Comments 

Marshall Covered Bridge
Posted January 3, 2008, by Allan Nicol (casanicol [at] msn [dot] com)

After further inquires with my Marshall in laws I found out the Marshall Cover Bridge was named after my Wife's Father's, (Uncle Dave Marshall). The story goes that the bridge was named after the family that lived closest to it at the time it was built. Dave Marshall who my Wife's Father (William L. Marshall) lived with since both of his parents died only lived about 200 yards from the bridge. At the present time I'm trying to find out which way from the bridge he lived. One way at this day in time leads to an intersection and the other way leads down the country road. Also at this day in time both ways have a house about 200 yards from the bridge but neither one could be the Marshall home due to changes in dates & time.

I hope this can be cleared up by my Wife's older brother Jim Marshall who was I beleive the last one to visit the Marshall Bridge years ago with his Dad, William Leroy Marshall.

His Dad showed him where he carved his initials and his future wifes initials in the bridge. WLM & HH.

HH stands for Helen Hann.

So as time goes on I have sent out word to anyone in the Marshall Family that knows anything about the Marshall Bridge to let me know or go into this web site and add anything that might help tell the history of the Marshall Bridge.

Please do it now before we all kick off.

Marshall Covered Bridge
Posted December 21, 2007, by Allan Nicol (casanicol [at] msn [dot] com)

The Marshall Cover Bridge is named after my wifes family.

Her name is Carolyn Sue (Marshall) Nicol.

Mom & Dad were William & Helen Marshall.

The Marshall name goes way back in history.

Marshall Covered Bridge
Posted December 21, 2007, by Allan Nicol (casanicol [at] msn [dot] com)

This Mahshall Covered Bridge is named after my wifes family.

My wife is Carolyn Sue (Marshall) Nicol.

Mom & Dad named William & Helen Marshall.

The Marshall Family & name goes way back in history.