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Dolan Covered Bridge

Photos 

Covered bridge at Dolan, Monroe county 1926-04-09

Frank M. Hohenberger Photograph Collection

Courtesy, The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. For commercial uses, please contact the Lilly Library at 1200 East Seventh Street, Bloomington, Indiana, 47405-5500 or at http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/

BH Photo #453748

Description 

The Western Bridge Company, with it's unique "sawtooth" portal design, travelled well South of it's usual territory to build this span. The firm would soon become the Western Bridge Works, and would transition exclusively to iron truss bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe truss covered bridge over Beanblossom Creek on Old State Road 37
Location
Monroe County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1878 by the Western Bridge Co.; Replaced 1927 by a steel pony truss.
Builder
- Western Bridge Co. of Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Design
Howe through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.24162, -86.49931   (decimal degrees)
39°14'30" N, 86°29'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/543207/4343709 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86235 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder, truss type and other info.
  • August 5, 2019: Added by Mike Daffron

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Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com