Parke County's Covered Bridges (VIDEO)
October 03, 2013
The "Covered Bridge Capital of the World" is Parke County, Indiana. There are 30 historic covered bridges in the county, which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Every October, there is a festival celebrating the covered bridges of Parke County, starting on the second weekend of the month. Autumn is an especially beautiful time to visit the Midwestern countryside. Fall colors decorate the trees and the weather is mild. The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival is regarded as one of the "Top Fall Festivals in North America" by the Society of American Travel Writers.
1) McAllister Covered Bridge is a Burr Arch structure that was built by Joseph A. Britton and Son in 1914. It is 144 Feet long, 16 feet wide, and 14 feet high. The bridge remains open to traffic.
2) Bridgeton Bridge is a Bridge (waterfall) in Parke County, Indiana. It has an elevation of 166 meters, or 545 feet. The first Bridgeton Covered Bridge was a 245-foot (75 m) long double span Burr Arch bridge built in 1868 by a crew led by J.J. Daniels. The bridge was closed to traffic in 1968. — The first Bridgeton Covered Bridge was burned by an arsonist on April 28, 2005. — The second Bridgeton Covered Bridge was built in 2006 by local citizens and the state of Indiana.