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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
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 (as of 02/2016)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
199

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Built 1896 (234)
Built during 1890s (2,459)
Burr arch-truss (291)
Covered (1,353)
Indiana (4,198)
Joseph J. Daniels (25)
NR-listed (2,844)
One-lane traffic (7,424)
Open (36,578)
Owned by county (18,854)
Parke County, Indiana (86)
Select (535)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,805)
Structurally deficient (18,432)
Through truss (12,899)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,942)
Truss (29,447)
Wooden deck (5,864)

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

Taken on a trip.