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Purcell Covered Bridge

Photo 

1940 Viola Toph photo

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #446164

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Laughery Creek on Tyson Street
Location
Ripley County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built in 1881 by Philip Ensminger; removed in 1957 for a recreation lake
Builder
- Philip Ensminger
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.0 ft.
Total length: 135.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.07432, -85.24448   (decimal degrees)
39°04'28" N, 85°14'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/651859/4326491 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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