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Neet Covered Bridge 14-61-18


Photo taken by Tom Hall in August 2005


BH Photo #125973


Street View 


Covered bridge over Little Raccoon Creek on a bypassed section of Bridgeton Road
Parke County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians
Built 1904
- Joseph J. Daniels
Covered Burr arch-truss
Length of largest span: 126.0 ft.
Total length: 144.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978
Also called
Dietrich Bridge
Joe Neet Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.70172, -87.19802   (decimal degrees)
39°42'06" N, 87°11'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/483023/4394671 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 78000405 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 14-61-18 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 37617 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2017: New photo from Susan Wyrick
  • June 14, 2017: New photo from Tom Phelan
  • May 4, 2014: New photos from Roger Deschner
  • October 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 21, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed wording
  • November 9, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 8, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • January 18, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • December 8, 2009: New photos from J.P.
  • April 8, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: NRHP info, Alternate names and GPS
  • January 7, 2009: New photos from Sean Flynn
  • October 14, 2008: Added by Tom Hall


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Sean Flynn
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tom Phelan - thomasp335 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Susan Wyrick


Neet Bridge
Posted August 7, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

His father Stephen Daniels was a prolific bridge builder in Ohio. He was an agent for Stephen Long, and thus most of his spans were built with the Long Truss. The younger Daniels did build a few Long Truss bridges in Ohio, and possibly 1 in Southeast Indiana at Milton. As he moved to Western Indiana he also abandoned the Long Truss in favor of the Burr.

Neet Bridge
Posted August 7, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Yes, J. J. Daniels had a long career as a bridge builder starting in southern Ohio in the 1840's and doing most of his work in Indiana where he built this last bridge, the Neet Bridge in 1904. He died in 1916 at the age of 90. He built some 60 covered bridges, many of which survive.

Neet Bridge
Posted December 13, 2009, by Harold Sudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

This was the last bridge that J.J.Daniels built.