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Dora Covered Bridge 14-85-03x

Photos 

Vintage postcard scan.

Scan by Bill Eichelberger

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BH Photo #165872

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Salamonie River
Location
Dora, Wabash County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
In 1967 construction of the Salamonie Reservoir necessitated removal. Large pontoons were fastened to each end of the bridge and it was floated to a new home near Dora Pike Road crossing Foster Pond.
Builders
- John Ferreo
- Mike Minnick
Design
Smith through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 158.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.79337, -85.67291   (decimal degrees)
40°47'36" N, 85°40'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/611959/4516667 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lagro
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-85-03x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 45292 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 28, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 18, 2010: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Dora Covered Bridge
Posted March 3, 2013, by Melody (Princes [at] gwtc [dot] net)

When I was in grade school in Lagro we raised money to save the bridge. My name was on a plaque in side the bridge.

Dora Covered Bridge
Posted June 7, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Brian, I only saw this bridge after it was relocated and before it was destroyed. I have seen some pictures from the side but don't remember any showing houses. I will keep looking around.

Dora Covered Bridge
Posted June 6, 2010, by Brian Stellar (brianwheelhorse [at] lyahoo [dot] com)

My grandmother lived in a little house right after crossing the Dora Covered Bridge. Does anyone have any photos of the bridge that may include the house?