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Red Covered Bridge 14-61-08x


All that remains.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon


BH Photo #136160


Lost covered bridge over Big Raccoon Creek on CR 75W west of Rosedale
Parke County, Indiana
Destroyed by fire
Built 1880, damaged by arson in October 1969, later repaired, destroyed by arson on October 13, 1976
- Joseph J. Daniels
Covered Burr arch-truss
Total length: 248.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.62619, -87.25027   (decimal degrees)
39°37'34" N, 87°15'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/478521/4386299 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-61-08x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 41894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (8,304)
Built 1880 (192)
Built during 1880s (2,161)
Burr arch-truss (394)
Covered (1,893)
Destroyed by fire (231)
Indiana (5,089)
Joseph J. Daniels (26)
Lost (28,364)
Lost 1976 (107)
Lost during 1970s (938)
Parke County, Indiana (93)
Through truss (16,699)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,471)
Truss (35,365)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2011: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • July 9, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • May 6, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson
  • March 29, 2009: Added by Anthony Dillon



Red Covered Bridge 14-61-08x
Posted May 1, 2021, by Tom Hoffman

Right here is where a replica could be built since the bridge was never replaced after the arson. But theres word that one side may be private property.

Red Covered Bridge
Posted September 28, 2013, by Carla (gcfrazier55 [at] att [dot] net)

The arsonists were Michael Clouse, James Boyll and Richard Hedden. I work at the Rockville Public Library in Parke County, IN and looked it up. Thank you for responding.

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Red Covered Bridge
Posted September 27, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I believe it was a group of kids from Terre Haute

Red Covered Bridge
Posted September 27, 2013, by Carla (gcfrazier55 [at] att [dot] net)

Who burned down this bridge in 1976?