Rating:
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Pine Bluff Covered Bridge 14-67-03

Photos 

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

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BH Photo #115558

Map 

Video 

Pine Bluff Covered Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 900 North
Location
Putnam County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Covered Howe truss bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 210.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79328, -86.77349   (decimal degrees)
39°47'36" N, 86°46'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/519393/4404838 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Roachdale
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
113
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6700045 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16905 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (6,883)
Built during 1880s (1,836)
Covered (1,523)
Functionally obsolete (7,180)
Howe through truss (420)
Howe truss (515)
Indiana (4,625)
NR-eligible (4,016)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Open (38,212)
Owned by county (20,051)
Putnam County, Indiana (93)
Select (530)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,228)
Through truss (14,035)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,059)
Truss (31,223)
Wooden deck (6,003)

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • July 3, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 13, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 14, 2017: New photo from Tom Phelan
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • September 14, 2013: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • January 15, 2013: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Adj. coordinates
  • March 10, 2011: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • May 22, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • January 18, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • July 4, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker
  • Tom Phelan - thomasp335 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Pine Bluff Covered Bridge 14-67-03
Posted July 3, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Ooh, not good. Is that one that was made since the Italian takeover? Glad you are OK!

Regards,

Art S.

Pine Bluff Covered Bridge 14-67-03
Posted July 3, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

The marker inside the bridge states that this bridge is kind of a mystery, but that it was built in '15. I would imagine that it would be a rough trip getting back up the hill in a car in icy conditions. I found it impossible to get back up the hill this past weekend as, unfortunately, I broke a ball joint on my trusty Jeep. The wife and I enjoyed the mosquitos and fear of some unknown monster (like a bigfoot or 'Boggy Creek' type horror). Anyway, beautiful spot, but not for 4 1/2 hours while a storm rages on. The life of a Bridgehunter!!

Pine Bluff Covered Bridge 14-67-03
Posted August 28, 2018, by Tom Hoffman

For some reason the Pine Bluff Bridge is closed in winter. This according to signs at each road to the bridge, and gates at top of each hill. I wonder if its due to the treacherous winding steep grades at each end, or the bridge turns brittle in winter. Also I find the 1915 date questionable? Don't know if any Howe trusses were built after 1900. The center pier is concrete instead of stone.