Moscow Covered Bridge

Moscow Covered Bridge

The Moscow Covered Bridge, a two-span covered Burr arch truss, carries a county route over the Flatrock River in Moscow, Indiana.


The Moscow Covered Bridge, a two-span covered Burr arch truss, carries a county route over the Flatrock River in Moscow, Indiana. Constructed in 1886 by Emmet L. Kennedy, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

The Moscow Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge constructed in the county at 346 feet, and the largest Kennedy-built bridge in the state. 3 Because of engineering constraints, a Burr arch bridge could not be constructed any longer than 155 feet, which would have made the two-span design just 20 feet short. This was resolved by engineering a 10-foot Queenpost truss in the middle of each arch.

The covered bridge was restored in 1982 and 1999. 3 An F3 tornado did considerable damage to the crossing on the evening of June 3, 2008, but it was soon rebuilt with new and salvaged materials by Dan Collom & Sons of Bridgeton. 1 2 Engineering was completed by the J.A. Barker Engineering firm of Bloomington. 1 The rebuilt Moscow Covered Bridge was dedicated on September 25, 2010. 1 2

The covered span is noted in memory of Charles B. Grubbs (September 17, 1901 – May 15, 1955) who fell from the bridge while supervising the replacement of the floor on May 13, 1955. He succumbed to his injuries two days after. 1


Information

  • State: Indiana
  • Route:
  • Type: Covered Burr Arch truss
  • Status: Active - Automobile
  • Total Length: 346 feet
  • Main Span Length: 159.5 feet
  • Deck Width: 12.8 feet
  • Above Vertical Clearance: 15.8 feet

Sources

  1. Bridge plaque.
  2. “Moscow is again home to a covered bridge.” Rushville Republican. 28 Sept. 2010: n.p. Web. 31 Jan. 2013. Article.
  3. “Moscow Covered Bridge.”Indiana Department of Historic Preservation & Archaeology. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2013. Link.

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