1 vote

Seal Covered Bridge 14-24-10


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2006


BH Photo #116119


Street View 


Privately built queenpost through truss bridge over Big Cedar Creek
Franklin County, Indiana
Intact but closed to all traffic
Was originally connected to a barn yard. Barn has since collapsed. Also originally had doors on it.
- George Reuss
Queenpost through truss
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Also called
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.40567, -84.90823   (decimal degrees)
39°24'20" N, 84°54'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/680099/4363883 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-24-10 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 36773 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 1905 (815)
Built during 1900s (7,514)
Closed (2,734)
Covered (1,772)
Franklin County, Indiana (78)
George Reuss (1)
Have street view (27,992)
Indiana (5,044)
Owned privately (1,869)
Queenpost truss (289)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,312)
Through truss (16,243)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,437)
Truss (34,672)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2019: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • September 22, 2013: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Clarified status of bridge and it's history
  • October 22, 2011: New photos from Brian McKee
  • July 23, 2011: New photo from Ed Hollowell
  • July 22, 2011: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added discription.
  • March 24, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • June 29, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Seal Covered Bridge 14-24-10
Posted June 26, 2018, by William Arnold (joeandbeaa [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is conflicting information about who actually built this bridge. Some sources claim it was John Seal. This site along with several others claim it was George Reuss. What is the source of information to verify who the builder actually was?

Seal Bridge
Posted July 23, 2011, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

After some thought, I think your right. I am going to remove that. I have read more by that particular writer and find She confuses me as much as she informs. Very Frustrating!

Seal Bridge
Posted July 22, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Ed........she is way off on this one.

The Seal Bridge was built in 1905 by George Reuss to provide access to a barn on the other side of Big Cedar Creek.

Thomas Hardman built the nearby Mt. Carmel Covered Bridge, also over Big Cedar, in 1870.