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Phillips Covered Bridge 14-61-12

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Chris Light

BH Photo #102920

Map 

Video 

Phillips Covered Bridge

video by Mike Daffron

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Big Pond Creek on CR450W southeast of Montezuma
Location
Parke County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909
Builder
- Joseph A. Britton
Design
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.77226, -87.32246   (decimal degrees)
39°46'20" N, 87°19'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/472383/4402530 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Montezuma
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
105
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6100057 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-61-12 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 78000407 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16820 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2020: New photo from John Christeson
  • April 4, 2020: New video from Mike Daffron
  • March 2, 2020: New photos from Roger Deschner
  • November 24, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 19, 2018: New photos from Linda Daffron
  • June 14, 2017: New photo from Tom Phelan
  • April 1, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Corrected stream name, bridge is over Big Pond Creek.
  • March 31, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Yes, it is covered.
  • January 8, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • April 11, 2009: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • January 7, 2009: New photos from Sean Flynn
  • October 16, 2006: Posted photos from Chris Light

Sources 

  • Chris Light - CJKADJ [at] juno [dot] com
  • Sean Flynn
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Wikipedia
  • Tom Phelan - thomasp335 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Linda Daffron
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Phillips Covered Bridge
Posted May 26, 2010, by Diana (fishmom0211 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Meet a sweet older gentleman mowing the grass near the bridge that told us a wonderful story about the Phillips Bridge and the Phillips Covered Bridge.