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    Covered Bridges

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    Covered Bridges

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    Ceylon Covered Bridge

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    Brownsville Covered Bridge

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    Indiana’s covered bridge era began in the early 1830s when the National Road first crossed the state, The first Hoosier covered bridge was completed in 1835 in Henry county.

     

    Bean Blossom Covered Bridge

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    Adams Mill Covered Bridge

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    It is estimated that between 400 and 500 covered bridges may have existed in Indiana. The American Society of Civil Engineers suggests that perhaps 10,000 covered bridges were built in the United States between 18O5 and 1885.

     

     

    Westport Covered Bridge

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    Guilford Covered Bridge

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    Spencerville Covered Bridge

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    Longwood Covered Bridge

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    Rob Roy Covered Bridge

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    Snow Hill Bridge

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    Because the bridges were constructed with timber, they were covered to protect them from the elements. They were often the 1argest covered area in a community and were used for revival meetings. weddings, and political rallies.

     

    Old Red Covered Bridge

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    Cumberland Bridge in Matthews, Indiana

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    Two major Indiana covered bridge builders, J. J. Daniels and Joseph A. Britton, lived in the Rockville area, and a third, A. M. Kennedy working with his sons and grandsons. lived in Rushville. This explains the concentration in covered bridges in Parke and Rush counties. Between them, they built 158 bridges in Indiana.

     

    Richland Creek Covered Bridge

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    Potters Bridge in Hamilton County

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    In 1930. the Indiana Historical Society formed the Covered Bridge Committee The committees' objectives were the collection and dissemination of information about covered bridges and their builders. They compiled a directory showing the location of each of the then existing 202 covered bridges in Indiana.

     

    Vermont Bridge in Kokomo, Indiana

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    R. B. Yule. engineer of Bridge Investigation and Location, Indiana Highway Commission and chairman of the Covered bridge Committee, stated in  October 1938. “The committee hopes to have several good examples of covered bridge construction in parks or on secondary roads preserved for the use and interest for several generations to come.  Like most civil engineering works where motion is not involved, careful maintenance will keep for us indefinitely these useful relics of a past generation.”

     

    Shieldstown Covered Bridge

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    Scipio Covered Bridge

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    In 1998, however only ninety-three covered timber bridges remain in the Hoosier state. Many bridges have fallen victim to local apathy,the forces of nature,arson, and/or careless driving.

    Text from Indiana Historical Bureau

     

    Milroy Covered Bridge

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    Williams Covered Bridge

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    Traders Point Covered Bridge

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    Deer's Run Covered Bridge

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    Cataract Covered Bridge

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    Bridgeton Bridge in Parke County
    (Arson victim in 2005, now rebuilt)

    Other Covered Bridges in Parke County

     

    Houck Covered Bridge

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    Holton Covered Bridge

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    Offutt Ford Covered Bridge

    Other Covered Bridges in Rush County

     

    Huffman Mill Covered Bridge
    spanning the boundary between Spencer and Perry Counties

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    Hillsdale Covered Bridge

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    Irishman Covered Bridge

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    Roann Covered Bridge in Wabash County

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    Covered Bridges of Wabash County


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