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Gresham Creek Covered Bridge

Photos 

1926 Homer Fauntleroy photo

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445913

Description 

One of three Posey County covered bridges built in 1867 by W.T. Washer. Apparently this stream is now referred to as Harmony Creek. Location is only approximate as the road appears to be gone.

Replaced an earlier span constructed in 1846 Variel and Craddock.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Gresham Creek on River Road
Location
Posey County, Indiana
Status
No longer exists
History
Built in 1867 by W. T. Washer; replaced in 1926
Builder
- William T. Washer
Design
Burr arch-truss
Also called
River Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.13723, -87.92622   (decimal degrees)
38°08'14" N, 87°55'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/418831/4221446 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84830 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (9,086)
Built 1867 (76)
Built during 1860s (691)
Burr arch-truss (761)
Covered (2,779)
Indiana (5,201)
Lost (30,043)
Lost 1926 (89)
Lost during 1920s (792)
Posey County, Indiana (80)
Through truss (17,894)
Truss (36,805)
William T. Washer (22)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2021: New photo from Garrett DiDomizio
  • March 30, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Garrett DiDomizio - garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Gresham Creek Covered Bridge
Posted May 13, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thank you for the information Vicki!

By it only lasting for 21 years, I suspect it might have been an open structure.

Gresham Creek Covered Bridge
Posted May 13, 2022, by Vicki Johnson (vlbickett [at] eagles [dot] usi [dot] edu)

The original bridge was constructed in 1846 Variel and Craddock.