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Cedar Ford Covered Bridge 14-73-01x


Taken when bridge was located at Shelby County Fairgrounds

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon


BH Photo #136238



GPS coordinates are for the original location of this bridge.


Burr Arch truss bridge originally over Big Blue River
Shelby County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge in 1975, moved to the county fairgrounds where it remained until being dismantled. Now the parts are being used to build a new bridge in Monroe County.
Built in 1885 by the Kennedy Bros., moved to fairgrounds in 1970's, now dismantled.
- Kennedy Brothers
Burr arch-truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.53582, -85.74372   (decimal degrees)
39°32'09" N, 85°44'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/607960/4376993 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rays Crossing
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-73-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 41940 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (6,228)
Big Blue River (Indiana) (20)
Built 1885 (149)
Built during 1880s (1,650)
Burr arch-truss (291)
Covered (1,357)
Indiana (4,200)
Kennedy Brothers (5)
Lost (18,949)
Replaced by new bridge (12,572)
Shelby County, Indiana (51)
Through truss (12,952)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added coordinates of the original location for this bridge.
  • March 30, 2009: Added by Anthony Dillon



Cedar Ford Covered Bridge 14-73-01x
Posted June 15, 2015, by Jeff Beaty (jbeaty [at] c-techinc [dot] net)

I think that we built the bridge that replaced the covered bridge

Cedar Ford Covered Bridge 14-73-01x
Posted June 14, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Channel 8 just aired this story as well. They contacted me to use my photo...which was a scan of an old photo I took around 1980 at the fairgrounds in Shelbyville.

Monroe County did have at least 2 Kennedy structures in the past. The Nancy Jane Bridge was lost when the Monroe Reservoir was built and the Judah Bridge was lost, later found, and finally dismantled.

Cedar Ford Covered Bridge 14-73-01x
Posted June 11, 2015, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Today's Herald Times reports Cedar ford bridge being restored in Monroe county.


Cedar Ford Covered Bridge
Posted August 31, 2013, by Sharon Griggs

When I was in the 5th grade, used to live across from this bridge in it's original location on the Walkerville RD. Located outside of Shelbyville. Spent many a day there.

Cedar Ford Covered Bridge
Posted April 11, 2009, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I just read an article on this covered bridge from LAST year that it would be reconstructed in MONROE County, Indiana where the McMillan CB stood and was never replaced when destroyed. This was on a Monroe County link when I googled Cedar Ford Covered Bridge that the county received a grant to do so. However this info has been going on for years. Cedar Ford was dismantled around 1990 at the fairgrounds and I was afraid the timbers rotted away. But then it said the timbers had been stored indoors. Hopefully word of reconstruction is right this time and not a joke. It would be great to see the bridge again!