Indiana's Covered Bridges
Once there were hundreds of 19th-century and very early 20th-century covered bridges in Indiana--so many in fact, that the state ranked third in the nation in the number of structures still standing. By the early 1930s and 1940s, a movement was afoot to preserve those magnificent structures that had not already disappeared due to desertion and deterioration. Some were saved, but many were not. What was saved and cherished, however, was an abundance of vintage black and white images taken by pioneer photographers who willingly trekked from bridge to bridge decades ago. Captured in this volume are nearly 200 of those photographs from the mid-20th century and before, representing more than 36 Indiana counties from Adams County to Wells County.
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19th century Adams County Big Flat Rock Big Raccoon Creek bridge in Parke bridge spanned bridge was constructed bridge was located Bridges of Indiana Brown County Burr arch design Carroll County County covered bridge County is pictured County is seen Covered Bridge Festival Covered Timber Bridge Creek Bridge Cunot Decatur County DeKalb County Directory of Covered east fork entrance feet Flat Rock River Ford Bridge fork of White Fountain County Grant County Hoosier Indiana's covered bridges Jackson County Jennings County Lake County Lawrence County Matthews Mill Creek Monroe County Montgomery County º º º one-half miles Parke County Parke County Covered photograph was taken photographed by George photographer George Aten Pleasant Mills postcard view Putnam County Randolph County Robert Finnegan Rush County Salt Creek Society of Covered southeast Spencerville Sugar Creek taken by George truss design Union County vintage Wabash County Warren County White River Yule