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Adams Mill Covered Bridge 14-08-01



Photo taken Oct. 2004 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102692


Covered bridge over Wildcat Creek on CR 50 East
Carroll County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1872 by the Wheelock Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1990
- Wheelock Bridge Co.
Covered Howe through truss with arches
Length of largest span: 71.8 ft.
Total length: 144.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 1996
Also called
Carroll County Bridge 39
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48360, -86.51185   (decimal degrees)
40°29'01" N, 86°30'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/541372/4481548 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0800030 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 95001537 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 14-08-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 15865 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


19th Century (9,384)
Built 1872 (139)
Built during 1870s (1,455)
Carroll County, Indiana (105)
Covered (2,991)
HAER documented (1,136)
Howe through truss (606)
Howe truss (751)
Indiana (5,222)
NR-listed (3,027)
One-lane traffic (8,090)
Open (41,353)
Owned by county (21,906)
Select (531)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,644)
Through truss (18,516)
Total length 125-175 feet (6,424)
Truss (37,697)
Wheelock Bridge Co. (4)
Wildcat Creek (18)
Wooden deck (6,245)

Update Log 

  • May 20, 2021: Updated by Doug K: Removed category "Covered bridge open to traffic"
  • June 13, 2018: New photo from Linda Daffron
  • May 12, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 23, 2012: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • May 30, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • January 2, 2010: New photos from Tom Hall
  • July 9, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg
  • June 26, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg
  • May 3, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg: added county bridge number
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • October 16, 2006: Posted photo from Tom Hall


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • HAER IN-29 - Adams Mill Bridge, Spanning Wildcat Creek at County Road 50, Cutler, Carroll County, IN
  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Paul Brandenburg - indianabridges [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Linda Daffron


Adams Mill Covered Bridge
Posted October 3, 2008, by RB (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Summer 08

Adams Mill Covered Bridge
Posted April 17, 2008, by RLB (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Bridge open to vehicles. Pull off parkinig on each end.

On south pull off follow wooden steps down to groomed path to creek for some great views of bridge and sand bluffs boardering the opposite bank. 1/4 mile south is Adams Mill, open weekends.Bridge,picnic grounds and mill nicely restored. Parking lot across road leads to dam and mill pond

Adams Mill Covered Bridge
Posted March 30, 2008, by tom

I don't know if or when this bridge was closed again within the last year after driving across in March(2007). All I know is that for awhile the Adams Mill Bridge looked way beyond repair until 1999 when it was restored extensively. Then a few years ago an oversized truck tore off the portal which had to be rebuilt. I just don't know if it was closed again or why.