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Forsythe Covered Bridge 14-70-04



Photo taken Sept. 2006 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102981



Covered bridge over Flatrock River on CR 650 South
Rush County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1888 by E. L. Kennedy
- E.L.Kennedy
Covered Burr arch-truss
Length of largest span: 182.0 ft.
Total length: 184.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 2, 1983
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.51750, -85.53083   (decimal degrees)
39°31'03" N, 85°31'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/626288/4375237 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 7000132 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-70-04 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 83000094 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16996 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
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: 48.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2021: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 26, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • September 4, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 21, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: HAER data
  • January 16, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • May 24, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee: Added World Guide Number to Title
  • June 29, 2008: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • October 23, 2006: Posted photo from Tom Hall


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER IN-106 - Forsythe Bridge, Spanning Big Flat Rock Creek, CR 650S, Moscow vicinity, Rush County, IN
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Forsythe Mill Covered Bridge
Posted January 17, 2010, by Todd (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

I got the privilege of crossing this bridge a few years back. I'd like to see it again soon.