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Julietta Covered Bridge

Photo 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445882

Map 

Description 

Sources list this as a Kennedy built span, but I'm skeptical of it. They did build a few Howe trusses but preferred the Burr, which they did use in the county on the Roberts Bridge. Also the exterior looks nothing like one of their trademark structures, and the only case I know of that happening was on the "No frills" Old Nellie Railroad Bridge.This one was one of a few built in the county that was referred to as a "Birdhouse Bridge" due to the large hole at the top of the portal.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Buck Creek on Vandergriff Road
Location
Marion County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1881
Builder
- A.M. Kennedy & Sons
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 96.0 ft.
Total length: 112.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.0 ft.
Also called
Buck Creek Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.71883, -85.96626   (decimal degrees)
39°43'08" N, 85°57'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/588601/4397062 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84818 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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