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Pikeville Covered Bridge

Photos 

Vintage postcard scan.

Scan by Bill Eichelberger

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BH Photo #165858

Map 

Description 

This was the last covered bridge in use on an Indiana state road when it was destroyed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Covered Bridge over Patoka River on State Road 257
Location
Pikeville, Pike County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by arson fire
History
Built in 1887 by William T. Washer, destroyed by arson on July 4, 1972.
Builders
- O. J. Greenway
- William T. Washer
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 134.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.32765, -87.11603   (decimal degrees)
38°19'40" N, 87°06'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/489858/4242176 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Velpen
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-63-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 45301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • June 23, 2018: New photo from Linda Daffron
  • December 27, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 1, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Builder Information
  • August 23, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Location, width and restoration date and location
  • May 19, 2010: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Linda Daffron
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com