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Possum Bottom Covered Bridge 14-83-03

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Tom Hall in September 2005

Enlarge

BH Photo #123619

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Was known outside the area as the Hillsdale Covered Bridge, so named for the community it was nearest to. The Possum Bottom name was given to it by the locals and refers to the area around the stream in which the bridge was originally located.

Brief history 

Written by Robert Stephenson

Built in 1876 by J.J. Daniels.
Originally crossed Little Raccoon Creek near the community of Possum Bottom next to where state road 63 and US36 cross now. Moved in 1972/73 to the Ernie Pyle rest park on US36, East of Dana.

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over dry land on a pedestrian path at Emie Pyle Rest Park Park
Location
Vermillion County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1876, relocated in 1972-73
Builder
- Joseph J. Daniels
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 10, 1994
Also called
Hillsdale Covered Bridge
Jackson's Ford Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79721, -87.45350   (decimal degrees)
39°47'50" N, 87°27'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/461175/4405348 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dana
Inventory numbers
NRHP 94000584 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 14-83-03 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 37009 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 26, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • January 10, 2012: New photo from Ruth Reynolds
  • April 25, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 22, 2009: Essay added by Robert Stephenson
  • September 10, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall: Photo, build date
  • July 31, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com