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Mitchell Covered Bridge

Photo 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445943

Map 

Description 

This was the last covered bridge built by the illustrious Kennedy family of bridge builders, a period of almost 50 years (1870-1918). Like the Norris Ford Bridge in Rush County this one featured no scrolls or brackets, as the Victorian style was considered out of vogue in 1918.

Unfortunately two storms in August of 1965 brought this bridge down.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Nolands Fork on Pleasant Plain Road
Location
Wayne County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by severe weather
History
Built in 1918 by E.L. Kennedy & Sons
Builder
- E.L. Kennedy & Sons
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 118.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.92522, -84.93784   (decimal degrees)
39°55'31" N, 84°56'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/676223/4421492 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84846 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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