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Escape Escape the rush the rush of theofcities; the cities; comecome relaxrelax where where the pace the pace is a bit is aslower, bit slower, where where everyone everyone treatstreats you as you a neighbor, as a neighbor, and nature and nature greets greets you at you every at every corner. corner. Escape Escape the rush the rush of the ofcities; the come come relax where where the pace the pace is covered a 31 bit is covered aslower, bitbridges, slower, where where everyone everyone treats treats you as you a neighbor, ascountry. a neighbor, and nature and nature greets you at you every at Explore Explore Parke Parke County, County, IN cities; with IN with its scenic itsrelax scenic back back roads, roads, 31 bridges, and expansive and expansive Amish Amish country. Relive Relive America’s America’s pastgreets past through through theevery the corner. corner. county’s county’s manymany restored restored historic historic buildings buildings and communities. and communities. Events Events are available are available year-round. year-round. Explore Explore Parke Parke County, County, IN bridges with INwere with its were scenic its scenic back back roads, roads, 31abundance covered 31abundance covered bridges, bridges, expansive and expansive Amish Amish country. country. Relive Relive America’s America’s past past through through the the In the In1800’s the 1800’s covered covered bridges practical practical due to duethe to the of virgin of and virgin timber timber and were and were county’s county’s many many restored restored historic historic buildings buildings and communities. and communities. Events Events are available are available year-round. year-round. covered covered to protect to protect the floorboards. the floorboards. EarlyEarly attempts attempts at wooden at wooden bridge bridge building building werewere at the at the In the In 1800’s the covered bridges bridges were were practical to due the toWith abundance theWith abundance virgin virgin andwood were and expense expense of 1800’s anof uncovered ancovered uncovered bridge bridge called called apractical plank adue plank bridge. bridge. no means noofmeans tooftreat totimber treat thetimber wood the suchwere such covered covered to treated protect to treated protect the creosote floorboards. the as floorboards. Early attempts attempts atquickly wooden at wooden bridge bridge building building werethey were at the at the as pressure as pressure creosote weashave weEarly have today, today, they they quickly rotted rotted and fell and in. fellSoon in. Soon they figured figured expense expense anofneeded uncovered antouncovered bridge bridge called called agood plank a example plank bridge. bridge. With With nouncovered means nouncovered means to bridges treat to bridges treat theatwood the suchsuch that they that of they needed cover to cover them. them. A good A example was the was two the two Bridgeton atwood Bridgeton as pressure as pressure treated treated creosote creosote as we as have we have today, today, they they quickly quickly rotted rotted and fell and in. fell Soon in. Soon they they figured figured which which collapsed collapsed throwing throwing people people and animals and animals into into the creek the creek below. below. So they So they did, in did, fact, in fact, build build that they that they needed needed to cover to cover them. them. A good A good example example was the was two the uncovered two uncovered bridges bridges at Bridgeton at Bridgeton a covered a covered bridge bridge that lasted that lasted 138 years 138 years before before beingbeing lost to lost arson. to arson. which which collapsed throwing throwing people people andbridges animals andbridges animals intoalso into the aided creek the below. below. So they So they did,horses in did, fact, in fact, build A secondary A collapsed secondary benefit benefit of covering of covering the the also aided thecreek horses, the horses, some some horses are leery are leery ofbuild of acrossing covered acrossing covered bridge bridge that lasted that lasted 138 years 138 years before before being being lost to lost arson. to arson. a bridge a bridge especially especially whenwhen they they can see canor seehear or hear the running the running waterwater beneath. beneath. By placing By placing A A benefit benefit of covering oftogether covering the and bridges the painting bridges also aided aided the the horses, horses horses are leery of thesecondary floor thesecondary floor boards boards close close together and painting the also bridge the bridge redhorses, (If redone (Ifsome looks onesome looks closely closely at leery aare at Parke aofParke crossing crossing a bridge a bridge especially especially when when they they can see can or see hear or hear the running the running water water beneath. beneath. By placing By placing County County covered covered bridge. bridge. It looks It looks muchmuch like alike long a long barnbarn would). would). It helped It helped the horse the horse go right go right the floor the floor boards boards closeclose together together and and painting painting the through bridge the through bridge red red one (If bridge looks onewith looks closely closely at Parke a Parke the(If the bridge with no problems. noa at problems. The Roseville The Roseville CoveredCovered BridgeBridge turnedturned County County covered covered bridge. bridge. It looks It looks muchmuch like alike long aAnother long barn barn would). would). It helped It helped the horse the horse go right go right Another secondary secondary benefit benefit of a bridge of a bridge beingbeing through through the was the bridge bridge with with no problems. noDuring problems. years years old this oldBridge past this Bridge fall! past The100 Roseville The100 Roseville Covered Covered turnedfall! turned covered covered was for the for the gentlemen. gentlemen. During Another Another secondary secondary benefit benefit of a bridge of a bridge being being horse-and-buggy horse-and-buggy days,days, it was it was proper proper to to 100 100 years years old thisold past this fall! past fall! covered was was for the for the gentlemen. gentlemen. During During courtcovered court your your lady lady in your in your carriage. carriage. What What better better placeplace to dotothis do outside this outside of the ofwatchful the watchful eyes eyes horse-and-buggy horse-and-buggy days,inside days, it was it was proper proper toThis toThis of the ofpublic the public thanthan inside a covered a covered bridge? bridge? gained gained themthem the title the title of “Kissing of “Kissing Bridges” Bridges” court your your ladytime. lady in your in your carriage. carriage. WhatWhat better better placeplace to dotothis do outside this outside of the ofwatchful the watchful eyes eyes for acourt for short a short time. of of public the public than than inside inside a covered a covered This This gained them them the the of “Kissing Thethe load The load limit limit is determined is determined by the bybridge? floor thebridge? floor beams beams and gained supports, and supports, astitle it as is title difficult it “Kissing is of difficult to Bridges” estimate to Bridges” estimate for a for short a short time. time. the strength the strength of the ofarches, the arches, which which are much are much stronger stronger in comparison. in comparison. The Burr The Burr Arches Arches usedused The shortest The shortest bridgebridge wouldwould be thebePhillip’s the Phillip’s Bridge.Bridge.The load The load limit isCounty determined isCounty determined by except the byfloor thethe floor beams andBridge supports, andBridge supports, as(which it has as is difficult it ahas isKingpost) difficult to estimate towere estimate in every in every Parkelimit Parke bridge bridge except Phillip’s thebeams Phillip’s (which a Kingpost) were the strength the strength of the of arches, the arches, which which are much are much stronger stronger in comparison. in comparison. The Burr The Burr Arches Arches used used It’s only It’swould 43 onlywould 43thelong. developed by Theodore by Theodore Burr.Burr. He was He known was known as the as“Father the “Father of American of American Bridge Bridge Building” Building” The shortest The shortest bridge bridge befeet befeetPhillip’s thelong.Phillip’s Bridge.Bridge.developed in every in every Parke Parke County County bridge bridge except except the Phillip’s the Phillip’s Bridge Bridge (which (which has a has Kingpost) a Kingpost) were were and patented and patented its design its design in 1820. in 1820. All the Allbridges the bridges are made are made of yellow of yellow poplar poplar woodwood withwith the the It’s only It’s 43 onlyfeet 43 long. feet long. developed developed bythe Theodore byBig Theodore Burr. HeFork was He Conley’s known was Conley’s known asFord the asFord “Father the “Father of American of American Bridge Building” Building” exception exception of of the Rocky BigBurr. Rocky Fork and and bridges bridges which which are made are made ofBridge white of white pine pine and patented and patented its design its design in 1820. in 1820. All the Allbridges the bridges are made are made of yellow of yellow poplar poplar woodwood withwith the the wood. wood. PriorPrior to 1900, to 1900, the abutments the abutments werewere mademade of blocks of blocks of Mansfield of Mansfield sandstone, sandstone, and after and after 1900,1900, they they werewere mademade of concrete. of concrete. If theIfbridge the bridge sat sat exception exception of the ofBig the Rocky Big Rocky ForkFork and Conley’s and Conley’s FordFord bridges bridges which which are made are made of white of white pine pine on a on winding a winding approach, approach, windows windows werewere placed placed at theatends the ends of theofbridge. the bridge. wood. wood. PriorPrior to 1900, to 1900, the abutments the abutments werewere mademade of blocks of blocks of Mansfield of Mansfield sandstone, sandstone, and after and after 1900,1900, they they werewere mademade of concrete. of concrete. If theIfbridge the bridge sat sat The inscription The inscription “Cross “Cross This This Bridge Bridge at a Walk” at a Walk” datesdates backback to thetohorse the horse and buggy and buggy daysdays and was and placed was placed at both at both endsends of theofbridges. the bridges. The rhythm The rhythm on a on winding a winding approach, approach, windows windows were were placed placed at the at ends the ends of the of bridge. the bridge. of the ofhorse’s the horse’s hooves hooves couldcould do more do more structural structural damage damage to the tobridge the bridge thanthan the weight the weight of a modern of a modern day truck. day truck. For the Forsame the same reason, reason, soldiers soldiers The inscription The inscription “Cross “Cross This This Bridge Bridge at a Walk” at a Walk” datesdates backback to thetohorse the horse and buggy and buggy daysdays and was and placed was placed at both at both endsends of theofbridges. the bridges. The rhythm The rhythm brokebroke cadence cadence whenwhen crossing crossing also.also. of the ofhorse’s the horse’s hooves hooves couldcould do more do more structural structural damage damage to the tobridge the bridge thanthan the weight the weight of a modern of a modern day truck. day truck. For the Forsame the same reason, reason, soldiers soldiers Not Not all ofallthe ofbridges the bridges werewere painted painted red originally red originally untiluntil laterlater years.years. If a bridge If a bridge was painted was painted at allatitall was it painted was painted white. white. One One bridge, bridge, named named broke broke cadence cadence when when crossing crossing also. also. The The Red Red Bridge, Bridge, was was traditionally traditionally painted painted whitewhite withwith red ends. red ends. Today, Today, the white the white endsends on the on remaining the remaining bridges bridges improve improve visibility. visibility. ParkeParke Not Not all of allthe of bridges the bridges were were painted painted redBridge, originally redBridge, originally until later later years. years. If and a bridge If Portland a bridge was painted was painted at Bridge, allatwhich itall was it remain painted was remain painted white. white. OneNevins One bridge, bridge, named named County County has three has three bridges, bridges, the Jackson the Jackson Stateuntil State Sanatorium Sanatorium Bridge Bridge and Portland Mills Mills Bridge, which white. white. The The Nevins Bridge Bridge is is The The Red Red Bridge, Bridge, was was traditionally traditionally painted painted white white with with red ends. red ends. Today, Today, the white the white ends ends on the on remaining the remaining bridges bridges improve improve visibility. visibility. Parke Parke unpainted. unpainted. All others All others are the aretraditional the traditional red with red with whitewhite ends.ends. County County has three has three bridges, bridges, the Jackson the Jackson Bridge, Bridge, StateState Sanatorium Sanatorium Bridge Bridge and Portland and Portland MillsMills Bridge, Bridge, which which remain remain white. white. The Nevins The Nevins Bridge Bridge is is Construction Construction cost cost varied varied fromfrom $1,200 $1,200 for the forCrooks the Crooks Bridge Bridge to $8,000 to $8,000 for the forWest the West Union Union Bridge. Bridge. At one At time one time ParkeParke County County had ahad total a total of 52of 52 unpainted. unpainted. All others All others are the aretraditional the traditional red with red with whitewhite ends.ends. 1/2 bridges. 1/2 bridges. The 1/2 Thebridge 1/2 bridge was owned was owned in cooperation in cooperation withwith Vermillion Vermillion County County as it sat as ithalf sat in half each in each county county crossing crossing the Wabash the Wabash River. River. ThirtyThirtyConstruction Construction cost cost varied varied from from $1,200 $1,200 fortothe forCrooks the Crooks Bridge Bridge to $8,000 to $8,000 for the forWest the West Union Union Bridge. Bridge. At one At time one time ParkeParke County County had ahad total a total of 52of 52 one bridges one bridges remain remain with with 10 retired 10 retired to vehicular vehicular traffic. traffic. 1/2 bridges. 1/2 bridges. The 1/2 Thebridge 1/2 bridge was owned was owned in cooperation in cooperation withwith Vermillion Vermillion County County as it sat as ithalf sat in half each in each county county crossing crossing the Wabash the Wabash River. River. ThirtyThirtyThe longest The longest bridge bridge would would mostmost definitely definitely be the beWest the West Union Union Bridge Bridge which which is 315isfeet 315 long. feet long. The Jackson The Jackson Bridge Bridge still has stillthe hasreputation the reputation of being of being one bridges one bridges remain remain withwith 10 retired 10 retired to vehicular to vehicular traffic. traffic. the the longest longest single-span single-span covered covered bridge bridge The The longest bridge would would definitely definitely be the beWest the West Union Union Bridge Bridge which which is 315isfeet 315 long. feet long. The Jackson The Jackson Bridge Bridge still has stillthe hasreputation the reputation of being of being still longest still in daily in bridge daily use use In the Inmost United themost United States, States, the the longest longest single-span single-span covered covered bridge bridge standing standing at 207 at 207 feet feet long.long. The The shortest shortest still still in daily in daily use use In the In United the United States, States, bridge bridge would would be the be Phillip’s the Phillip’s Bridge. Bridge. It’s It’s standing standing at 207 at 207 feet feet long.long. The The shortest shortest only only 43 feet 43 long. feet long. The Catlin The Catlin Bridge Bridge runsruns a a bridge would would the be the Bridge. It’s It’s closebridge close second second atbe only at only 54Phillip’s feet 54Phillip’s long. feetBridge. long. only only 43 feet 43 long. feet The Catlin The runs runs a a To visit To visit this beautiful thislong. beautiful partCatlin part ofBridge the ofBridge country the country close close second second at only at only 54 feet 54 long. feet long. simply simply jumpjump in your in your car and car and headhead out out To visit To visit this beautiful this beautiful part part of the of country the country to Indiana. to Indiana. You You can see can all seeofallthe of route the route simply simply jumpjump in your in your car and car and headhead out out mapsmaps and covered and covered bridges bridges details details on their on their to Indiana. to Indiana. You You can see can all see of all the of route the website website at coveredbridges.com. at coveredbridges.com. PlanPlan yourroute your mapsmaps and covered and covered bridges bridges details details on their on their visit visit todaytoday and enjoy and enjoy the fall thecolors fall colors alongalong The longest The longest bridgebridge wouldwould most most definitely definitely be thebeWest the West UnionUnion BridgeBridge whichwhich is 315is 315 feet long. feet long. website website at coveredbridges.com. at coveredbridges.com. PlanPlan youryour the way. the way. visit visit todaytoday and enjoy and enjoy the fall thecolors fall colors alongalong The longest The longest bridgebridge wouldwould most most definitely definitely be thebeWest the West UnionUnion BridgeBridge whichwhich is 315is 315 feet long. feet long. the way. the way.

Bell 1st Issue 2012  

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Bell 1st Issue 2012  

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