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Dick Huffman Covered Bridge 14-67-13

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken May 2006 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102964

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span covered bridge over Big Walnut Creek on Huffman Road
Location
Putnam County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1880
Design
Covered Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 128.9 ft.
Total length: 267.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Webster's Ford Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.50817, -86.95767   (decimal degrees)
39°30'29" N, 86°57'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/503639/4373171 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reelsville
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
209
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6700148 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-67-13 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 16938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (6,358)
Built 1880 (157)
Built during 1880s (1,688)
Covered (1,411)
Howe through truss (373)
Howe truss (458)
Indiana (4,228)
NR-eligible (4,025)
One-lane traffic (7,462)
Open (37,487)
Owned by county (19,128)
Putnam County, Indiana (78)
Select (534)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,903)
Structurally deficient (18,400)
Through truss (13,162)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,742)
Truss (29,910)
Wooden deck (5,915)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • September 2, 2010: New photos from Jim Grey
  • January 19, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • April 3, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • October 23, 2006: Posted photo from Tom Hall

Sources 

Comments 

Dick Huffman Covered Bridge 14-67-13
Posted January 19, 2018, by Charles Shultz (truckin1203 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Jan. 2018 the sway on the west end of the bridge does not appear to have increased over the 2006 photo above. Do not know if it naturally stabilized or had work done to it.

Charles

Dick Huffman Covered Bridge 14-67-13
Posted November 20, 2015, by Erik Hoffman (edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Has anyone else noticed how this thing slumps to the right? Is the sway bracing damaged?