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Clinton Covered Bridge

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Clinton Covered Bridge

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Description 

Built at a cost of $25,000-$30,000

This beautiful cut stone substructure was reused on the replacement bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Covered bridge over Wabash River on Elm Street
Location
Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana, and Parke County, Indiana
Status
Demolished. Replaced by new bridge in 1899
History
Built 1853
Builder
- C.W. Bishop
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 730.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65703, -87.39529   (decimal degrees)
39°39'25" N, 87°23'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/466089/4389766 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84388 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff... kinda like "Tying the other shoe"
  • February 4, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Related Bridges 

  • Elm Street Bridge (Successor) - Substructure from this bridge was saved and reused on it's successor.

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Clinton Covered Bridge
Posted February 4, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony ! I enjoyed your phrase "tying the other shoe"

Clinton Covered Bridge
Posted February 4, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

...And yes, this may be the only covered bridge to die by electrocution!! ;-)

Clinton Covered Bridge
Posted February 4, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Good add Melissa!

I've known about this bridge since I was a teenager, but never thought about it not having a page on here! I must say that since I returned to Indiana in 93' I have been paying a lot more attention to metal trusses. Seeing the last 2 in my home county being demolished and a fortuitous conversation with Jim Cooper had a great deal to do with that! Plus the covered spans are only affected by Mother Nature and idiots... either with matches or that don't know how to drive!