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Maxville Covered Bridge

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Description 

A compiled list of news articles were sent to me many years ago that outlined a number of bridges built in Perry and Spencer Counties by William T. Washer. One of them was a 200ft long single-span Smith truss covered bridge over the Anderson River at Maxville. Much was documented about problems with this bridge and that Washer was summonsed back several times to repair it. The little village of Maxville is now nothing but a memory. W.T. Washer lived in, and is buried in the nearby town of Troy.

Replaced with a metal Pennsylvania through truss.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Anderson River on Old Rockport to Tell City Road
Location
Spencer County, Indiana, and Perry County, Indiana
Status
No longer exists
History
Built ca. 1870's
Builder
- William T. Washer
Design
Covered Smith through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Also called
Lincoln's Ferry Bridge
Taylor's Ferry Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.99923, -86.81289   (decimal degrees)
37°59'57" N, 86°48'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/516428/4205746 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90236 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Covered (1,716)
Indiana (4,994)
Lost (26,396)
Perry County, Indiana (35)
Smith truss (46)
Span length 175-250 feet (2,017)
Spencer County, Indiana (81)
Through truss (15,735)
Truss (33,896)
William T. Washer (21)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

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