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Brownsville Covered Bridge

Photos 

1938 Melvin Davies photo

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #446265

Map 

Description 

Indiana's only remaining example of a Long truss was placed in storage in Indianapolis for many years before being acquired by the city of Columbus to replace the Clifty Bridge that was heavily damaged by fire.

It was shortened to about half of it's original length.

Facts 

Overview
Long through truss bridge over East Fork Whitewater River on Brownsville Road
Location
Union County, Indiana
Status
Relocated to Mill Race Park in Columbus, Bartholomew County where it is still in use.
History
Built 1840
Builder
- Adam Mason
Design
Long through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 166.0 ft.
Total length: 182.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66486, -85.00669   (decimal degrees)
39°39'53" N, 85°00'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/670983/4392459 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,743)
Adam Mason (1)
Built 1840 (34)
Built during 1840s (162)
Covered (1,515)
Indiana (4,552)
Long truss (32)
Open (38,020)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,943)
Through truss (13,727)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,986)
Truss (30,724)
Union County, Indiana (16)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • April 8, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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