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Ramp Creek Covered Bridge (Original Location)

Photo 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #446157

Map 

Description 

In 1932 after this bridge had been bypassed with a new pony truss span, it was scheduled to be dismantled. Richard Lieber, now considered to be the "Father of Indiana's State Park system", successfully had it relocated to Indiana's first state park in Brown County.

Facts 

Overview
Burr arch-truss bridge over Ramp Creek on Highway 231
Location
Putnam County, Indiana
Status
Relocated to Brown County and still in use on a state park road.
History
Built in 1838 by Henry Wolf; relocated to Brown County State Park in 1932
Builder
- Henry Wolf
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 96.0 ft.
Total length: 110.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80153, -86.89662   (decimal degrees)
39°48'05" N, 86°53'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/508850/4405734 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84919 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,743)
Built 1838 (14)
Built during 1830s (174)
Burr arch-truss (334)
Covered (1,515)
Henry Wolf (8)
Indiana (4,552)
Open (38,020)
Putnam County, Indiana (92)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,083)
Through truss (13,727)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,895)
Truss (30,724)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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