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Sharpe Covered Bridge

Photos 

1947 George Aten photo

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #446003

Map 

Description 

The steel pony truss was added in 1930 after a dredging operation on Mill Creek. The covered bridge was replaced with a slab in 1967 while the pony truss (Listed seperate) lasted until it was replaced in 2008.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Mill Creek on County Road 1300 South
Location
Putnam County, Indiana, and Owen County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1915 by J.A. Britton; replaced in 1967
Builder
- Joseph A. Britton
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 122.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
County Line Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.47036, -86.74366   (decimal degrees)
39°28'13" N, 86°44'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/522048/4369006 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84872 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 29, 2019: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • April 1, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com