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Sim Smith Covered Bridge 14-61-14

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken Sept. 2005 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102932

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Leatherwood Creek on CR50W
Location
Parke County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1883, rehabilitated 1977
Builder
- Joseph A. Britton
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 81.0 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.77344, -87.33114   (decimal degrees)
39°46'24" N, 87°19'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/471640/4402664 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Montezuma
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6100060 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-61-14 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 78000411 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16826 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
99

Categories 

19th Century (6,154)
Built 1883 (128)
Built during 1880s (1,637)
Burr arch-truss (290)
Covered (1,348)
Indiana (4,196)
Joseph A. Britton (14)
NR-listed (2,841)
One-lane traffic (7,420)
Open (36,393)
Owned by county (18,804)
Parke County, Indiana (86)
Select (535)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,763)
Structurally deficient (18,357)
Through truss (12,860)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,619)
Truss (29,373)
Wooden deck (5,858)

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • January 7, 2009: New photos from Sean Flynn
  • November 13, 2006: Posted photo from Tom Hall

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