Duck Creek Aqueduct
Duck Creek Aqueduct
Duck Creek Aqueduct, HAER Photo, 2004
|Location||Spanning Duck Creek at the Whitewater Canal, Metamora Township, Franklin County, Indiana|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built||1846, 1868, 1901, 1946-1949|
|Built by||Whitewater Canal Company; Henry C. Moore,|
|Architectural style||Burr Through Truss|
|NRHP reference #||14000922|
|Added to NRHP||August 25, 2014|
|Designated NHL||August 25, 2014|
Duck Creek Aqueduct, also known as the Metamora Aqueduct and Whitewater Canal Aqueduct, is a historic aqueduct carrying the Whitewater Canal over Duck Creek in Metamora Township, Franklin County, Indiana. It is the only surviving covered wood aqueduct in the United States as such it is a form of covered bridge. It is a single-span Burr through truss aqueduct and measures approximately 90 feet long, 25 feet wide, and 25 feet deep. The original aqueduct was built between 1839 and 1843. The present structure was built in 1846, after the original aqueduct was washed out in a flood. It was strengthened in 1868, and repaired in 1901. After abandonment and deterioration, the Duck Creek Aqueduct was restored to its present appearance in 1946-1949.
- "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/22/14 through 9/26/14. National Park Service. 2014-10-03.
- "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-11-01. Note: This includes Lola Bennett (July 2013). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Duck Creek Aqueduct" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11-01. and Accompanying photographs.
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. IN-108, "Duck Creek Aqueduct, Spanning Duck Creek at Whitewater Canal, Metamora, Franklin County, IN", 6 photos, 10 measured drawings, 27 data pages, 1 photo caption page
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. IN-24-20, "Whitewater Canal Aqueduct, Spanning Duck Creek, Whitewater Canal (carried over creek) (Changed from Duck Creek), Metamora, Franklin County, IN", 4 photos, 5 measured drawings, 2 data pages
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