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Longnecker Covered Bridge


Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Whitewater River on Longnecker Road
Dearborn County, Indiana
Destroyed by flood
Built in 1874 this bridge was lost in the flood of 1913.
- A.M. Kennedy & Sons
Burr arch-truss
Span length: 300.0 ft.
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.27439, -84.87427   (decimal degrees)
39°16'28" N, 84°52'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/683366/4349380 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 7N., R. 1W., Sec. 15
Inventory number
BH 44063 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2010: Added by Satolli Glassmeyer



Longnecker Covered Bridge
Posted August 6, 2022, by Thor Raffurty (thorr [at] cinci [dot] rr [dot] com)

This is a pen and ink sketch of the Longneck Bridge by Caroline Williams (a well-known Cincinnati artist of that time). I'm not sure if it was drawn before the flood that destroyed the bridge or from a picture taken earlier.

Longnecker Covered Bridge
Posted February 10, 2010, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

Man, I wish I had a bridge abutment!

Longnecker Covered Bridge
Posted February 10, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

These photos crack me up! I guess this is one way to preserve an old bridge abutment!

Longnecker Covered Bridge
Posted February 10, 2010, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com)

Only the bridge abutment on the south side of the Whitewater River remains. The abutment on the north side was destroyed in 1960 when I-74 was built. To view this abutment you have two choices. First, you can view a small portion of the abutment from Pinhook Road. The home owners (2930 Pinhook Road) actually have their deck and garage built on the abutment. A better viewing point is from Longnecker Road across the Whitewater River. Shortly after going under the I-74 overpass, look to your right across the river. This is best viewed with a set of binoculars in the winter when the vegetation has died back.