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Laketon Covered Bridge

Photo 

1941 Alvin Holmes photo

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #446021

Description 

Story goes that the Amish took this bridge down and used the timbers for other buildings.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Eel River on County Road 200 West
Location
Wabash County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1874 by the Smith Bridge Company; replaced in 1957
Builder
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
Smith through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 165.0 ft.
Total length: 189.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.97310, -85.83308   (decimal degrees)
40°58'23" N, 85°49'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/598180/4536427 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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