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James Covered Bridge 14-40-02



Photo taken by Mark Gish

BH Photo #102849



Covered bridge over Big Graham Creek on CR 625 S
Jennings County, Indiana
Open to one-lane traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for rehabilitation beginning in late 2011.
Built 1887 by Barron & Hole
- Barron & Hole
Howe through truss
Length of largest span: 123.0 ft.
Total length: 140.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
James Creek
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89300, -85.61567   (decimal degrees)
38°53'35" N, 85°36'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/620054/4305813 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4000077 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-40-02 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 16408 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


19th Century (7,667)
Barron & Hole (1)
Built 1887 (219)
Built during 1880s (2,017)
Covered (1,676)
Howe through truss (455)
Howe truss (567)
Indiana (4,946)
Jennings County, Indiana (81)
NR-eligible (4,060)
One-lane traffic (7,618)
Open (40,042)
Owned by county (20,941)
Preserved (1,199)
Select (530)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,412)
Structurally deficient (14,045)
Through truss (15,278)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,948)
Truss (33,130)
Wooden deck (6,086)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2021: New photo from Jenise Stewart
  • February 22, 2021: New photo from Grant DiDomizio
  • November 13, 2020: New photo from David Case
  • June 15, 2018: New photos from Linda Daffron
  • October 20, 2014: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • November 21, 2012: New photos from J.P.
  • July 21, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • July 10, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated future prospects
  • July 9, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • October 29, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed common name and added builder.
  • October 11, 2006: Posted photos from Mark Gish


  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Linda Daffron
  • David Case
  • Grant DiDomizio - grantdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com


James Covered Bridge 14-40-02
Posted May 16, 2018, by Glenn C. Peck (ke5gk [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

My young memories are Velcroed there

Life was a delightful journey with no care

One lane only mimics our solitary plight

No turning back, we press on to the light

Sunrise illumines the eastern most start

Western sunset announces we all depart

James Covered Bridge
Posted July 9, 2011, by J.P.

Talked to a guy today, said the bridge had been hit several times in the past, including recently by a drunk driver. In which some wood was actually repaced due damage to the truss.

James Covered Bridge
Posted December 4, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hopefully they will address some decay issues in the lower chord as well.

James Covered Bridge
Posted December 4, 2009, by Jade (jarchitect [at] live [dot] com)

The bridge will likely be restored in the near future.

Road widening (shoulder work) is being proposed near to the entrances along with additional guardrail to help increase safety. The bridge will receive raised wooden curbing to help better preserve the bridge from vehicular damage which has occurred in some frequency over the past ten years.