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Patoka Covered Bridge

Photo 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445189

Description 

The original covered bridge on this site was a 1 span covered bridge built in 1837 by A. B. Lockhart. It was replaced in 1856 by the bridge mentioned above.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Patoka River on Main Street (Old Highway 41)
Location
Gibson County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1856 by W.T. Washer; replaced in 1923
Builder
- William T. Washer
Design
Burr arch-truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.40231, -87.58605   (decimal degrees)
38°24'08" N, 87°35'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/448828/4250616 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84815 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 8, 2022: Updated by Stewart Edwin Beitler: Info about 1st covered bridge on this site
  • March 28, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com