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Seymour in Jackson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Shieldstown Bridge

 
 
Shieldstown Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 19, 2006
1. Shieldstown Bridge Marker
Inscription. Built in 1876 by J.J. Daniels

Burr Arch

Length 331 Ft. + 12 Ft. overhang/ends.

Width 16 ft. height 12ft.6in.

Cut stone abutments and pier.
 
Erected by Jackson Co. Park & Recreation Board.
 
Location. 38° 54.899′ N, 86° 0.164′ W. Marker is in Seymour, Indiana, in Jackson County. Marker is on East County Road 200 North. Click for map. Follow East 200 North about 2 miles west from it's junction with US 50. This is south of Seymour. Marker is in this post office area: Seymour IN 47274, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson County W.W. I Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); All Veterans Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Time Capsule (approx. 3.3 miles away); 10 O'Clock Indian Treaty Line (approx. 4.2 miles away); Indian Treaty Corner (approx. 4.2 miles away); B-25 Mitchell (approx. 5.2 miles away); Freeman Field (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Freeman Field (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seymour.
 
Regarding Shieldstown Bridge. The Shieldstown Covered Bridge crosses the East
Shieldstown Bridge (south face) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 19, 2006
2. Shieldstown Bridge (south face)
Fork of White River, in Section 32, Township 6 North, and Range 5 East, beside County Road 250 East, northeast of Brownstown, Jackson County. This double span Burr Arch Truss structure has a length of 331 feet, or 355 feet including the 12-foot overhang at each end, with a portal clearance 16 feet wide by 12 feet 6 inches high. Built in 1876 by Joseph J. Daniels, the road bypassed this structure after 1977. This bridge was listed as #14-36-02 in the 1989 World Guide.

This bridge is not on the National Register of Historic Places. Only the Bell Ford Bridge and the Medora Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register. Bell Ford Bridge totally collapsed and was abandoned.
Source: Fleeta K. Arthur, primary bridge researcher for Jackson County covered bridges and member of the Jackson County Park and Recreation Board.
 
Also see . . .  Indiana Covered Bridge Society (ICBS). (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyBridges & Viaducts
 
Burr Arches image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 19, 2006
3. Burr Arches
Cut Stone abutments image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 19, 2006
4. Cut Stone abutments
12 Ft Overhang On The East Side image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 19, 2006
5. 12 Ft Overhang On The East Side
The overhang is the portion of the bridge work that sits atop the approach abutment. It does not actually appear to hang out from the bridge, as it is also sided and forms the entry. It is the portion of the bridge that does not rest on the stringers that span the gap between abutments and piers.
Shieldstown Bridge image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 7, 2001
6. Shieldstown Bridge
Shieldstown Bridge image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 7, 2001
7. Shieldstown Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,590 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on , by Fleeta K. Arthur of Brownstown, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   6, 7. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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