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Judah Covered Bridge


Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445046


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.


Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Lick Fork of Salt Creek on Road
Monroe County, Indiana
No longer exists
Built in 1885 by the Kennedy Brothers
- Kennedy Brothers
Burr arch-truss
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)


19th Century (8,350)
Built 1885 (203)
Built during 1880s (2,165)
Burr arch-truss (418)
Covered (1,932)
Indiana (5,097)
Kennedy Brothers (9)
Lost (28,435)
Monroe County, Indiana (72)
Through truss (16,751)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,373)
Truss (35,423)

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



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.