Cumberland Covered Bridge

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Cumberland Covered Bridge
Matthews Indiana CoveredBridge exterior.jpg
Cumberland Covered Bridge, Matthews, Indiana
Cumberland Covered Bridge is located in Indiana
Cumberland Covered Bridge
Cumberland Covered Bridge is located in the US
Cumberland Covered Bridge
Location CR 1000 over Mississinewa River, Matthews, Indiana
Coordinates 40°23′19″N 85°29′5″W / 40.38861°N 85.48472°W / 40.38861; -85.48472Coordinates: 40°23′19″N 85°29′5″W / 40.38861°N 85.48472°W / 40.38861; -85.48472
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1877
Architect Smith Bridge Company
Architectural style Howe Truss
NRHP Reference #

78000032

[1]
Added to NRHP May 22, 1978

The Cumberland Covered Bridge, also known as the Matthews Covered Bridge, is a historic covered bridge located at Jefferson Township and Matthews, Grant County, Indiana. It was originally called the New Cumberland Covered Bridge, it was built in 1877 by William Parks of Marion, Indiana.[2] This Howe Truss bridge is 181 feet (55 m) long. It is the only remaining covered bridge in Grant County.[3][4]:3–4

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

Floods[edit]

The bridge was floated 0.5 miles (0.80 km) downstream during the 1913 flood. It was returned upstream on rollers dragged by horses.[2] The foundations were raised an additional 33 feet (10 m) at that time. The 1958 flood only loosened a few boards.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Indiana Historic Marker, Cumberland, Indiana
  3. ^ Historic marker on the bridge, Cumberland, Indiana
  4. ^ a b "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-04-01.  Note: This includes Howard Mitchenor (March 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Cumberland Covered Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01.  and Accompanying photographs.