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Harshbarger Covered Bridge

Photo 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445944

Map 

Description 

This bridge was an anomoly for J.J. Daniels as he rarely built a Howe truss structure. Ewing Bridge is the only other example that comes to mind. Even two early covered railroad spans in Parke County featured his preferred Burr Arch truss. The arches on this span were reportedly added later.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Big Raccoon Creek on County Road 1200 South
Location
Putnam County, Indiana, and Montgomery County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1900 by J.J. Daniels; replaced in 1967
Builder
- J.J. Daniels
Design
Howe through truss with arches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 152.0 ft.
Total length: 170.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.86555, -86.85948   (decimal degrees)
39°51'56" N, 86°51'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/512017/4412844 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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