Pipestem Covered Bridge 14-69-03x
Photo taken by Bryan Ketcham
BH Photo #196946
Was named "Pipe Stem" because it originally sat on iron pipes which were likely just early examples of Cassions or Lally Columns. It was reportedly built that way because the road featured a downhill grade to the bridge and was subject to shifting. These were later replaced with concrete abutments and an additional concrete approach span.
- Lost Howe through truss bridge
- North of Pierceville, Ripley County, Indiana
- Destroyed by fire
- Built in 1889 by Philip Ensminger and destroyed by fire in 1972.
- - Philip Ensminger
- Howe through truss
Total length: 59.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.15561, -85.16840 (decimal degrees)
39°09'20" N, 85°10'06" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/658259/4335642 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- WGCB 14-69-03x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 48584 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 26, 2021: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
- September 16, 2015: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added new information.
- April 9, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger
- Bill Eichelberger
- Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com