|The mostly dry Big Cedar Creek under the Seal Bridge.|
9/5/2011 dwm photo
Beyond that, there just isn't much to know.
It sits on private property. Thankfully it is next to a public road, so I could take pictures and check it off my list of Indiana Covered Bridges.
It was listed in the guide I used, "Indiana Covered Bridge Location Guide," in the back with five other historic bridges moved to private property.
I found all but one during my bridge hunt.
The Seal Bridge, even in 2011, was at the end of its life.
|Seal Bridge - Franklin County (dwm)|
The paint was gone. Washed and weathered to the original boards. The creek was dried down to assorted ponds of water over the rocky creek bed.
It created a photo out of time. A decaying relic in any age.
According to the Bridge Hunter, a barn the Seal Bridge was connected to collapsed.
At some point, it looked to me as if it served as a barn or storage building for the farm across the road.
|Seal Bridge near the end of its run. 9/5/2011|
It isn't on the Wikipedia page listing Indiana's Covered Bridges.
If its gone, or still hanging by a nail, I'm thankful I was able to record it along with rest of Hoosier Covered Bridges.
Thinking back to that afternoon, I scrambled over rocks downstream looking for an angle for a good shot.
Did the bridge spend its working life here, or was it bought and moved to the farm decades ago?
Questions - then and now about a decrepit bridge.
Seal or Big Cedar Covered Bridge
Length: 64 feet over Big Cedar Creek
Style: Q Post Truss
Click here to check out more covered bridges.