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Waterworks Covered Bridge

Photos 

1938 W.H. Spindler photo

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445958

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on County Road 75 West
Location
Putnam County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built in 1859 by Henry Wolf with an additional span added by J.A. Britton in 1915; destroyed by flooding in 1957.
Builders
- Henry Wolf (1859 original span)
- Joseph A. Britton (1915 additional span)
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 219.0 ft.
Total length: 237.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66719, -86.86639   (decimal degrees)
39°40'02" N, 86°51'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/511459/4390827 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 31, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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