5 votes

Pine Bluff Covered Bridge 14-67-03


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon


BH Photo #115558



Pine Bluff Covered Bridge

video by Mike Daffron


Covered bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 900 North
Putnam County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Covered Howe truss bridge
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 210.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79328, -86.77349   (decimal degrees)
39°47'36" N, 86°46'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/519393/4404838 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6700045 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16905 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


19th Century (7,625)
Built during 1880s (2,009)
Covered (1,666)
Functionally obsolete (6,367)
Howe through truss (453)
Howe truss (565)
Indiana (4,932)
NR-eligible (4,056)
One-lane traffic (7,613)
Open (39,975)
Owned by county (20,846)
Putnam County, Indiana (97)
Select (530)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,409)
Through truss (15,173)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,285)
Truss (32,953)
Wooden deck (6,073)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2020: New video from Mike Daffron
  • July 13, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • July 3, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 13, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 14, 2017: New photo from Tom Phelan
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • September 14, 2013: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • January 15, 2013: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Adj. coordinates
  • March 10, 2011: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • May 22, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • January 18, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • July 4, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker
  • Tom Phelan - thomasp335 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Pine Bluff Covered Bridge 14-67-03
Posted July 3, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Ooh, not good. Is that one that was made since the Italian takeover? Glad you are OK!


Art S.

Pine Bluff Covered Bridge 14-67-03
Posted July 3, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

The marker inside the bridge states that this bridge is kind of a mystery, but that it was built in '15. I would imagine that it would be a rough trip getting back up the hill in a car in icy conditions. I found it impossible to get back up the hill this past weekend as, unfortunately, I broke a ball joint on my trusty Jeep. The wife and I enjoyed the mosquitos and fear of some unknown monster (like a bigfoot or 'Boggy Creek' type horror). Anyway, beautiful spot, but not for 4 1/2 hours while a storm rages on. The life of a Bridgehunter!!

Pine Bluff Covered Bridge 14-67-03
Posted August 28, 2018, by Tom Hoffman

For some reason the Pine Bluff Bridge is closed in winter. This according to signs at each road to the bridge, and gates at top of each hill. I wonder if its due to the treacherous winding steep grades at each end, or the bridge turns brittle in winter. Also I find the 1915 date questionable? Don't know if any Howe trusses were built after 1900. The center pier is concrete instead of stone.