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Shelhorn Covered Bridge 14-45-01

Photos 

Vintage postcard scan.

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

Enlarge

BH Photo #165823

Map 

Description 

Relocated in 1933 after being displaced by a new highway. Originally crossed the Little Flatrock River, two miles south of Milroy in Rush County.

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over park gully on a pedestrian trail
Location
Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1878, moved in 1933 to the current location
Builder
- A.M. Kennedy & Sons
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Crown Point Covered Bridge
Milroy Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.40395, -87.37280   (decimal degrees)
41°24'14" N, 87°22'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/468839/4583668 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crown Point
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-45-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 45293 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2020: New photos from Garrett DiDomizio
  • May 19, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: It IS a covered bridge.

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Garrett DiDomizio - garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Shelhorn Covered Bridge 14-45-01
Posted April 13, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The bridge originally crossed the Little Flatrock River on what is now State Road 3 South of the town of Milroy in Rush County, Indiana. It was at that location for 55 years... It has been at the Lake County Fairgrounds for 88.

Shelhorn Covered Bridge 14-45-01
Posted April 13, 2021, by Melinda Guinn (mmsguinn [at] yahoo [dot] com)

In trying to GPS this bridge using Google Maps while in Indiana, the only productive search was using “Crown Point Covered Bridge” in the search bar. It’s known locally by that name as well as “Milroy Covered Bridge”

We’ve been historic covered bridge hunters since 2013. Your website is my “go to” for info when planning our trips. Thanks for all the work you do!

Shelhorn Covered Bridge 14-45-01
Posted September 18, 2018, by William Arnold (joeandbeaa [at] gmail [dot] com)

It is now open to vehicular traffic.

Shelhorn Covered Bridge 14-45-01
Posted August 16, 2017, by Bill Eichelberger

Great shot. You should post this to the Shelhorn Bridge page instead of just here in the comments.

Shelhorn Covered Bridge 14-45-01
Posted August 14, 2017, by Scott (Themufflerman [at] live [dot] com)

This bridge is actually inside the Lake county fairgrounds.