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Melcher Covered Bridge 14-61-26

Photos 

Portal

Photo taken Sept. 2005 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102913

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Leatherwood Creek on CR20N
Location
Parke County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1896, rehabilitated 1977 and 1995
Builder
- Joseph J. Daniels
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 81.0 ft.
Total length: 99.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978
Also called
Klondyke
Marion
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78892, -87.33494   (decimal degrees)
39°47'20" N, 87°20'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/471321/4404383 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Montezuma
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
202
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6100140 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-61-26 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 78000402 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16815 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (6,448)
Built 1896 (245)
Built during 1890s (2,589)
Burr arch-truss (292)
Covered (1,396)
Indiana (4,290)
Joseph J. Daniels (25)
NR-listed (2,838)
One-lane traffic (7,513)
Open (37,448)
Owned by county (19,087)
Parke County, Indiana (86)
Select (529)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,988)
Structurally deficient (17,862)
Through truss (13,227)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,150)
Truss (29,966)
Wooden deck (5,897)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2017: New photos from Tom Phelan
  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • September 24, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • November 13, 2006: Posted photo from Tom Hall

Sources 

Comments 

Melcher Covered Bridge 14-61-26
Posted August 30, 2018, by Tom Hoffman

Just to the west of this bridge was an interesting timber bridge over the old railroad bed. Unfortunately it has been removed and replaced by dirt fill.

Melcher Covered Bridge
Posted May 27, 2010, by Diana (fishmom0211 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Taken on a trip.