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Phillips Covered Bridge 14-61-12



Photo taken by Chris Light

BH Photo #102920



Phillips Covered Bridge

video by Mike Daffron


Covered bridge over Big Pond Creek on CR450W southeast of Montezuma
Parke County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1909
- Joseph A. Britton
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Length of largest span: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.1 ft.
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
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


  • 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


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.