Rating:
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Rolling Stone Covered Bridge 14-67-04

Photos 

Portal

Photo taken Sept. 2005 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102968

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 800 North
Location
Putnam County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915 by J.A. Britton
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.6 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.77450, -86.78417   (decimal degrees)
39°46'28" N, 86°47'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/518483/4402751 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Roachdale
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6700204 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-67-04 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 16951 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
121

Categories 

Built 1915 (1,130)
Built during 1910s (8,744)
Burr arch-truss (291)
Covered (1,353)
Indiana (4,198)
NR-eligible (3,971)
One-lane traffic (7,421)
Open (36,528)
Owned by county (18,846)
Putnam County, Indiana (78)
Select (535)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,026)
Structurally deficient (18,407)
Through truss (12,893)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,635)
Truss (29,433)
Wooden deck (5,863)

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2015: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • March 10, 2011: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • January 18, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • October 23, 2006: Posted photo from Tom Hall

Sources 

Comments 

Rolling Stone Covered Bridge
Posted June 21, 2007, by Justin Kinney (funcars55 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Alright, ive been trying to get back on here for a while now, but i have been having computer problems, sorry about the false report. We drove all the way up to it and i supose the first time we checked. all the construction equipment was further from the bridge than expected and since it was storming that night. I couldnt see the bridge even though i got out. but i have been since and it looks to be that they just corrected some problems with the entrance to the bridge, sorry once again, next time i report anything ill give it a few months to keep an eye on stuff. Have a good day....

Rolling Stone Covered Bridge
Posted June 19, 2007, by MB Ward (mbward1222 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

FYI: Putnam County is the only county that has all of its covered bridges functional and which can all be driven over.

Rolling Stone Covered Bridge
Posted May 6, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

Since it was posted that this bridge had been removed I had to find out for myself.

THIS BRIDGE HAS NOT BEEN REPLACED. Its closing appears to have been due to repairs to the north abutment. As you can see from the photos it still exists and is once again open to traffic.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Rolling Stone Covered Bridge
Posted March 30, 2007, by Anonymous

Someone will drive to this location to confirm if this is true or if the bridge is under major reconstruction. You also could have made a wrong turn too.

Rolling Stone Covered Bridge (Demoleshed) :-(
Posted January 13, 2007, by Justin & Elisha Kinney (justin_kinney2002 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hello this is Justin Kinney, I live in Lebanon Indiana in Boone county. Me and my wife Elisha love driving around so last night i found your website and picked 3 covered bridges to go find. Bakers Camp, Rolling Stone, and Pine Bluff. We were on our way to Rolling Stone and once you get off the main road there is a sign that says Road closed on or after 1/2/07. So we creeped past the road closed sign went through the woods a bit and was stoped by large machinery in the road and the bridge was missing. I was very upset to see another covered bridge was torn down. Good to know the other two are still up...