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West Union Covered Bridge 14-61-27




Photo taken by Tom Hall


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Covered bridge over Sugar Creek on CR525W north of West Union
Parke County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1876, bypassed in 1964
- Joseph J. Daniels
Covered Burr arch-truss
Total length: 315.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.85506, -87.33575   (decimal degrees)
39°51'18" N, 87°20'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/471279/4411723 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-61-27 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 78000414 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16835 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2013: New photos from Steve Conro
  • July 18, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • July 9, 2010: New Street View added by Jacob P. Bernard
  • May 8, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • April 10, 2010: New Street View added by Jacob P. Bernard
  • January 17, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: HAER data and categories
  • October 29, 2009: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • January 7, 2009: New photos from Sean Flynn
  • December 22, 2006: Posted photos from Tom Hall



West Union Covered Bridge
Posted June 21, 2010, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Was in Parke County, Blue, Brown, and Yellow driving and found this wonderful bridge. It just might be me, but I swear each time I see this old timer, I have to wonder if it's leaning way too much. Would hate to see it crumble.

Also there is a dirt road near Lodi Indiana that I swear could be dangerous. It ends at the big lake near the Cayuga power plant. I wonder how many people have driven into the lake at night?

West Union Covered Bridge
Posted September 16, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)


That bridge has been sketched and painted literally thousands of times over the years. It could be a local artist......or with the popularity of the Covered Bridge Festival someone from very far away. You might take a picture of the sketch and post it....someone might recognize it.

West Union Covered Bridge
Posted September 15, 2009, by Mike (threedoggss [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have a pencile drawing of this bridge that I found at an action in Ohio. I have had for 10years or more. Trying to find out some information on the drawing. The bridge is identical to the one on this site and I cant make out the artist.Also has a barn in the back ground just like your site. I belive this pencile work is an orginal before the bridge was rebuilt. Thankyou please reply