Vine Street Covered Bridge 14-73-04x
BH Photo #223248
Of the 4 village style bridges built by the Kennedy family, this was the most ornate. The ceilings over the roadway and walkways were enclosed (vaulted) with a rounded finish. Attempts to save the bridge failed after the needed funds couldn't be raised and the bridge was replaced. It is said to have been the last remaining "Village" bridge West of the Alleghenies.
- Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Little Blue River on Vine Street (now Morris Ave)
- Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built in 1892 by Emmett L. Kennedy and replaced in 1959 after attempts to keep it failed.
- - E.L. Kennedy
- Village style Burr arch truss
Length of largest span: 157.0 ft.
Total length: 165.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
- Also called
- Walkerville Covered Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.52811, -85.76685 (decimal degrees)
39°31'41" N, 85°46'01" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/605983/4376109 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- WGCB 14-73-04x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 50902 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 9, 2020: New photo from Jim Grey
- December 20, 2014: Updated by Will Truax: Added category
- January 11, 2012: Added by Tony Dillon
My family lived in Walkerville and as kid I went with my Mom and baby brother (in a stroller) to go shopping in town, not many do that anymore. We walked through the pedestrian walkway many times. I was in 6th grade when the bridge was demolished. I remember reading that it was hoped the bridge could be saved, and was saddened when it wasn't. Ah, Shelbyville the "City of Progress".