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High Bridge Park Covered Bridge 14-69-01x

Photos 

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

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BH Photo #154397

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Laughery Creek on 450 N
Location
Ripley County, Indiana
Status
Removed
Builder
- Thomas Hardman
Design
Howe truss covered bridge.
Dimensions
Total length: 116.0 ft.
Also called
Watson Skeen Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.14003, -85.24952   (decimal degrees)
39°08'24" N, 85°14'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/651282/4333774 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pierceville
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-69-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 44030 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Built 1884 (145)
Built during 1880s (1,645)
Covered (1,353)
Howe through truss (346)
Howe truss (429)
Indiana (4,198)
Lost (18,669)
Lost 1963 (50)
Lost during 1960s (406)
Ripley County, Indiana (41)
Thomas Hardman (1)
Through truss (12,895)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,639)
Truss (29,440)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2011: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • February 6, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

High Bridge Park Covered Bridge
Posted April 11, 2010, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

High Bridge Park Covered Bridge aka Watson/Skeen was lost in 1963, per Ron Branson

High Bridge Park Covered Bridge
Posted March 25, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

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.

High Bridge Park Covered Bridge
Posted March 25, 2010, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

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.

High Bridge Park Covered Bridge
Posted March 24, 2010, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

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.