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Hangman's Covered Bridge

Photos 

1921 photo; bridge replaced the following year

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445113

Description 

Although historically known as the Finley Bridge (Likely for the original landowner), the bridge was later known as Hangman's Bridge supposedly on account of a man being hanged in it.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Lost River (Dry section) on Paoli Pike
Location
Orange County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1841; Replaced 1921
Design
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Also called
Finley Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61015, -86.45799   (decimal degrees)
38°36'37" N, 86°27'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/547190/4273655 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84801 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,628)
Built 1841 (29)
Built during 1840s (253)
Covered (2,264)
Indiana (5,110)
Lost (29,039)
Lost 1921 (46)
Lost during 1920s (674)
Multiple Kingpost truss (176)
Orange County, Indiana (53)
Replaced by new bridge (19,741)
Through truss (17,174)
Truss (35,919)

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 26, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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