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Hamburg Covered Bridge

Photos 

1940 A.B. Calvert photo

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #446262

Map 

Description 

Reportedly damaged by a vehicle collision which hastened it's replacement.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Hamburg Road
Location
Franklin County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1880's
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 137.0 ft.
Total length: 147.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.36393, -85.24950   (decimal degrees)
39°21'50" N, 85°14'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/650803/4358625 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84937 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 8, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Hamburg Covered Bridge
Posted April 11, 2021, by Tom Hoffman

I live not far from where this one was located. I've been told two different stories from older people who remember the bridge. One says a farm pickup lost control going down the hill and struck the inside, then the bridge was removed afterwards. Another said that collision happened a few years earlier, but the bridge was repaired and removed years later. Seeing Melissa's articles, there's no word of a collision.