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Sim Smith Covered Bridge 14-61-14

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken Sept. 2005 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102932

Map 

Video 

Sim Smith Covered Bridge

video by Mike Daffron

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
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
101
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 report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (7,035)
Built 1883 (145)
Built during 1880s (1,872)
Burr arch-truss (335)
Covered (1,536)
Indiana (4,655)
Joseph A. Britton (17)
NR-listed (2,883)
One-lane traffic (7,547)
Open (38,690)
Owned by county (20,213)
Parke County, Indiana (92)
Select (530)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,249)
Structurally deficient (15,493)
Through truss (14,326)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,035)
Truss (31,620)
Wooden deck (6,013)

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2020: New video from Mike Daffron
  • November 24, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • January 8, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • January 7, 2009: New photos from Sean Flynn
  • November 13, 2006: Posted photo from Tom Hall

Sources 

Comments 

Sim Smith Covered Bridge 14-61-14
Posted February 13, 2020, by David Case

Love the vanity plate on the Jeep!! In Iron we truss. Really cool.

Sim Smith Covered Bridge 14-61-14
Posted November 24, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I've been taking lots pix of Covered Bridges lately. Mainly because there are several around me. Love the truss best, but Covered are pretty darn good too. I go wherever the Bridge-mobile takes me...