Covered Bridge (Parke Co IN)

8 Nov

Turkey Run State Park hiking trail (foot traffic only) AKA Narrows Covered Bridge

Modern concrete bridge directly behind the original covered one (notice the arches).

Downstream view

 

Built in 1882. The purpose of covering the bridge was to extend the life of the wooden supporting beams (safety).

3 Responses to “Covered Bridge (Parke Co IN)”

  1. oldmanatwork November 8, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    I love covered bridges. I have only been across 1 in my life. I find them fascinating. Love this post.

    • elfcroft November 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

      Parke County has a couple of dozen. The crowds during the festival are huge. We like to check them out when the weather is nice and we don’t have to fight for a parking space.

  2. pimla15 November 9, 2017 at 8:55 am #

    Interesting. I never knew the purpose for covering a bridge.

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