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Purcell Covered Bridge

Photos 

1940 Viola Toph photo

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #446164

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Laughery Creek on Delaware Road
Location
Ripley County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built in 1881 by Philip Ensminger; removed in 1957 for a recreation lake
Builder
- Philip Ensminger
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.0 ft.
Total length: 135.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.08313, -85.24156   (decimal degrees)
39°04'59" N, 85°14'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/652092/4327473 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2022: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • June 13, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Moved pin closer to actual location and corrected information.
  • February 21, 2021: New photo from Garrett DiDomizio
  • April 6, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

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