Duck Creek Aqueduct

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Duck Creek Aqueduct
PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST. - Duck Creek Aqueduct, Spanning Duck Creek at Whitewater Canal, Metamora, Franklin County, IN HAER IN-108-5.tif
Duck Creek Aqueduct, HAER Photo, 2004
Duck Creek Aqueduct is located in Indiana
Duck Creek Aqueduct
Duck Creek Aqueduct is located in the US
Duck Creek Aqueduct
Location Spanning Duck Creek at the Whitewater Canal, Metamora Township, Franklin County, Indiana
Coordinates 39°26′46″N 85°07′48″W / 39.44611°N 85.13000°W / 39.44611; -85.13000Coordinates: 39°26′46″N 85°07′48″W / 39.44611°N 85.13000°W / 39.44611; -85.13000
Area less than one acre
Built 1846 (1846), 1868, 1901, 1946-1949
Built by Whitewater Canal Company; Henry C. Moore,
Architectural style Burr Through Truss
NRHP reference # 14000922[1]
Significant dates
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.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[1] It is located in the Whitewater Canal Historic District and part of the Metamora Historic District,


  1. ^ a b "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.
  2. ^ "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.

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