I'm uncertain why this bridge was removed. All that remains are a really nice set of abutments.
Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in November 2009
BH Photo #154397
High Bridge Park Covered Bridge aka Watson/Skeen was lost in 1963, per Ron Branson
I think I have a post card of it and the Pipe Stem Bridge....just haven't been able to find them yet. I think the 1884 date is correct, and it was definitely built by Hardman.
Harold, the following link has a little information about this bridge and at least one picture. http://www.countyhistory.com/coveredbridge/
It's listed as being built in 1884, though it's hard to say if thats accurate either.
The High Bridge Park Covered Bridge is a bridge that I have long searched for a postcard of. One of my World Guide books say it was built in 1857, and most likely not an accurate date. Bryan Ketcham's 1949 book, Covered Bridges on the Byways of Indiana lists the bridge as being built in 1884. I cannot find a date as to when the bridge was removed. If anyone has a time of removal and/or postcards or pictures of the bridge I would be quite interested in seeing a postcard of it, with a chance to purchase the postcard. Thomas Hardman built several covered bridges in Ripley County.