Indiana June 09, 2018
Most People Don’t Know That This County In Indiana Is The Covered Bridge Capital Of The World
Home to more covered bridges than you can count on your hands and toes, Parke County, Indiana is the Covered Bridge Capital of the World. No place on earth is more charming than here. Find a sense of nostalgia here like never before. Check out this county:
Parke County is located on the west side of Central Indiana, about 60 miles from Indianapolis. It is home to towns like Rockville, Marshall, Bloomingdale, and Mecca.
In total, there are 31 covered bridges in this county, making it the covered bridge capital of the world. There was a time, though, when there were more than 50 of these structures in the county.
Covered bridges have roofs and siding to protect their supportive structure. These timber-truss bridges can withstand many more years than the average construction. In Indiana, most are red and white.
Each is unique and has its own historic tale as most were built in the late 1800s or early 1900s.
While many are in their original state, some bridges have been renovated, such as Roseville Covered Bridge in 2010 after it was destroyed in a fire and Bridgeton Covered Bridge in 2006 after it was destroyed by arson.
Whether you're walking or driving, you can enjoy most of these wonderful bridges. Don't forget to bring your camera along for the scavenger hunt to find them all.
Every year, there is a Covered Bridge Festival held in Rockville in the fall. This year, it will take place October 12-21, 2018. It features food and craft vendors and has been going on since 1957.
You don't want to miss incredible views like this. Every Hoosier deserves a trip to this charming, old-fashioned county to see the bridges Indiana is known for.
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abandoned bridge in Illinois that comes with a strange tale.
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