On Saturday June 3rd, 2017, whilst passing through Putnam County, we managed to visit a couple of the covered bridges near Greencastle.
The covered bridge festival, held annually, in Parke County, Indiana, starts this weekend, on October 10, 2014, and runs through October 19th. The events are centered around Rockville, the county seat, Mansfield and Bridgeton.
For more information, check out their website at http://www.coveredbridges.com
Last weekend, after leaving the Newport Hill Climb, we visited the nearby covered bridge.
I had previously visited this bridge, but not for about 5 years or so. I wanted to take better pictures, with my newer, and better camera.
I also wanted to Waymark this bridge and it’s Historic Marker.
From the Indiana Historical Marker, for this bridge:-
Newport Covered Bridge
County commissioners ordered (1885) as link across Little Vermilion River at Newport and Quaker Point Free Gravel Road. Built 1885 by Joseph J Daniels, Rockville: Burr Truss design, 180 foot span, sandstone abutments. Floor replaced, 1984. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1994.
Yesterday, Saturday September 8th, 2012, After visiting the Fish Fry and Festival, I got the opportunity to visit the covered bridge situated west of Darlington, Indiana.
It is one of only two covered bridges in Montgomery County.
Built in 1868, of Howe construction.
It is 166′ in length and crosses Sugar Creek.
This bridge is located west of Darlington
Darlington covered bridge, crosses Sugar Creek at the old CR600E, west of Darlington, Indiana. It was bypassed by a more modern bridge in 1976.
Darlington bridge, seen from the south end.
Information from the Historical Marker:-
Local donations helped build this important transportation link. Completed 1868; closed to vehicular traffic, 1976. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1990. Approximately 166 feet long; Howe Truss design; built of oak and poplar with limestone abutments. Construction superintendent, Richard M. Epperson; builder, Joseph Kress.
Darlington bridge, showing the Howe Truss construction
Darlington bridge, seen from the north end.
The view from Darlington bridge, looking east.
The view from Darlington bridge, looking west.
The paved floor of Darlington bridge, showing the wooden block construction.
Some of the information, here, was gleaned from Indiana Historical Society’s publication, Focus on Local History, Covered Bridges in Indiana, from 1998. Available HERE