November 2012

Jackson County IN - Scipio Covered Bridge
N39 05.076 W85 43.216

Just north of North Vernon and less than a half mile off of IN7 is the Scipio CB. The bridge crosses Sand Creek and has a span of 156 feet. The bridge was rehabilitated in 1984 but is now showing its age again. Originally built in 1886 by The Smith Bridge Company it has a deck width of 15.7ft and a clearance of 13.4ft. Back in 2008 it was rated poorly in some structural attributes but I have certainly seen ones that were worse. Aesthetically it looks ok.