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Coal Creek Covered Bridge 14-61-30x



added by Robert Stephenson in April 2009

BH Photo #136780


Lost covered bridge over Coal Creek on CR1240N in Lodi
Parke County, Indiana
Destroyed by arson
Built 1869, rebuilt 1897, rehabilitated 1977, destroyed by arson on June 28, 1992
- Joseph J. Daniels
Covered Burr arch-truss
Length of largest span: 159.1 ft.
Total length: 192.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Also called
Lodi Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94769, -87.40381   (decimal degrees)
39°56'52" N, 87°24'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/465504/4422029 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6100153 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-61-30x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 42256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 88.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2022: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • July 9, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • April 8, 2009: Added by Robert Stephenson



Coal Creek Covered Bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Ruth in answer to your question, my only answer is some people have so low of opinion of themselves, that they have to destroy things to bring themselves up. In Parke County, IN there was a guy arrested for setting fires to several bridges because he had nothing better to do. He wanted to hurt people by hurting things.

Coal Creek Covered Bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Ruth, if you go to the front page of the site, and click on the tab labeled "Categories" you'll be taken to a page called "Search by Category." There are several tabs there to choose from, the default is "Design."

Under the "Design" tab, click on the "C" and you'll be taken to the listings of designs that start with C, and click on "Covered."

You'll get a listing of the 640 (as of this writing) covered bridges listed on this site. I'm sure you'll be able to plan a route to see plenty of covered bridges!

(I'm kinda partial to the Colvin Covered Bridge in Bedford, County, Pennsylvania myself.) http://bridgehunter.com/pa/bedford/colvin-covered/

Coal Creek Covered Bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by Ruth Plencner (SundanceRuth [at] comcast [dot] net)

I love Covered Bridges. Why would anyone destroy a beautiful covered bridge. I have seen many covered bridges. They represent history from the past. I love looking for covered bridges on old roads. I have several books on covered bridges and I love them all. I live in northern Illinois. We don't have to many covered bridges in Il. I have to travel many miles to see any. Thanks for reading my message. A covered bridge lover.