Rating:
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Irishman Covered Bridge 14-84-01

Photos 

Portal from distance

Photo taken by Tom Hall in August 2006

Enlarge

BH Photo #128637

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Queenpost through truss bridge
Location
Vigo County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1845, Moved 1971 from original location over Honey creek on Feree road, to Fowler Park.
Builder
- C.W. Bishop
Design
Queenpost through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Honey Creek Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.33823, -87.37129   (decimal degrees)
39°20'18" N, 87°22'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/468002/4354377 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lewis
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-84-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 38226 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • May 27, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 26, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 9, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 2, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • March 22, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: History
  • March 8, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: GPS and alternate name
  • November 25, 2008: Added by Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Irishman Bridge
Posted September 13, 2011, by Steven J. Suiter (sjsuiter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I 1000% agree with the notice on the bridge in picture 4. People that mutilate and vandalize these historic treasures should be Prosecuted to the full extent of the law!!!

Irishman Bridge
Posted December 16, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

.........But I have heard that story ever since I have been into bridges. Apparently it happened while they were building the bridge. Story has it the workmen returned to the bridge and found the ends covered with blankets, and when they investigated, a family in a covered wagon was inside and the mother had just delivered the baby. Reportedly they allowed the family to stay until they were ready to move on.

Irishman Bridge
Posted December 16, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not sure how they could really verify that whole baby thing............

Irishman Bridge
Posted December 16, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Interesting historical plaque on this bridge. The plaque says this is the only covered bridge that ever had a baby born on the bridge... There must be an interesting story behind that little factoid. And we shall probably never know the rest of the story.