Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge

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Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge
Murphy Bridge
National Register of Historic Places
Big Rocky Fork CB (Parke Cty) S side.JPG
Official name: Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge
Named for: Big Rocky Fork Creek
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
Township Jackson
Road C.R. 720 (bypasses covered bridge)
Crosses Big Rocky Fork Creek
Coordinates 39°39′46.5″N 87°4′50.5″W / 39.662917°N 87.080694°W / 39.662917; -87.080694Coordinates: 39°39′46.5″N 87°4′50.5″W / 39.662917°N 87.080694°W / 39.662917; -87.080694
Length 88 ft (27 m) 72ft +8ft overhangs on each end
Width 16 ft (5 m)
Clearance 13 ft (4 m)
Builder Daniels, J.J.
Design Burr arch truss bridge
Material Wood
Built 7 September 1900 Original Cost $1,475
Owned and Maintained by Parke County Park Department
WGCB Number #14-61-01[1]
Added to NRHP Dec 22, 1978
NRHP Ref# 78000383 [2]
MPS Parke County Covered Bridges TR
Location of the Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge in Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the United States

The Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge is 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Mansfield, Indiana, on County Road 720 and about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of State Road 59. It is located in Parke County, Indiana. The length is 88 feet (27 m) including the 8-foot (2.4 m) overhang at each end. This single span Burr Arch Truss structure was built in 1900 by J. J. Daniels.[3] The road bypassed this structure in 1988.[4] Though no historical marker is in place, the Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The area around this bridge was known to be a favorite hideout for the infamous John Dillinger.

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  1. ^ http://www.indianacrossings.org/bridgeLinks/14-61-01.html
  2. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-06-01.  Note: This includes Charles Felkner (December 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Parke County Covered Bridge Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-01.  an Site map.
  4. ^ "Big Rocky Ford Covered Bridge (#6)". Parke County Incorporated / Parke County Convention and Visitors Commission. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 

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