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Judah Covered Bridge

Photos 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445046

Map 

Description 

Several stories exist as to it's alternate name of "Lost Bridge" as apparently it was built in a very remote location and was rarely used. Reportedly hogs liked to take up residence in it as a warm, dry place to sleep. It was purchased by a Bloomington resident in 1946 and dismantled the following year. Supposedly it was "found" several decades later and destroyed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Lick Fork of Salt Creek on Road
Location
Monroe County, Indiana
Status
No longer exists
History
Built in 1885 by the Kennedy Brothers
Builder
- Kennedy Brothers
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Also called
Lost Covered Bridge
Judy Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01277, -86.51604   (decimal degrees)
39°00'46" N, 86°30'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/541899/4318304 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84780 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,749)
Built 1885 (189)
Built during 1880s (2,035)
Burr arch-truss (362)
Covered (1,692)
Indiana (4,972)
Kennedy Brothers (9)
Lost (25,709)
Monroe County, Indiana (72)
Through truss (15,436)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,224)
Truss (33,385)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 26, 2019: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • March 25, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

Judah Covered Bridge
Posted April 2, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

There is supposedly a photo out there somewhere of pigs taking over this bridge and using it as a barn... Haven't come across it yet! Needless to say it was very remote and on the road much less travelled!

Judah Covered Bridge
Posted April 2, 2019, by Jeff Shroyer (Shroyer100 [at] aol [dot] com)

The original reason Judah Bridge was eventually called Lost bridge: Robert Yule comprised a list of existing covered bridges in Indiana in 1938. This bridge was in advertently left off of the list. Hence, it was Lost. The remote location probably later contributed to the confusion as to the origination of the name Lost Bridge.