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Clinton Covered Bridge


Clinton Covered Bridge

Via Wikipedia


BH Photo #443322


Built at a cost of $25,000-$30,000

This beautiful cut stone substructure was reused on the replacement bridge.


Lost Covered bridge over Wabash River on Elm Street
Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana, and Parke County, Indiana
Demolished. Replaced by new bridge in 1899
Built 1853
- Bishop, C.W.
Through truss
Total length: 730.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65703, -87.39529   (decimal degrees)
39°39'25" N, 87°23'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/466089/4389766 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84388 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff... kinda like "Tying the other shoe"
  • February 4, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Related Bridges 

  • Elm Street Bridge (Successor) - Substructure from this bridge was saved and reused on it's successor.


  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Clinton Covered Bridge
Posted February 4, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony ! I enjoyed your phrase "tying the other shoe"

Clinton Covered Bridge
Posted February 4, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

...And yes, this may be the only covered bridge to die by electrocution!! ;-)

Clinton Covered Bridge
Posted February 4, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Good add Melissa!

I've known about this bridge since I was a teenager, but never thought about it not having a page on here! I must say that since I returned to Indiana in 93' I have been paying a lot more attention to metal trusses. Seeing the last 2 in my home county being demolished and a fortuitous conversation with Jim Cooper had a great deal to do with that! Plus the covered spans are only affected by Mother Nature and idiots... either with matches or that don't know how to drive!