Harry Evans Covered Bridge

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Harry Evans Covered Bridge
National Register of Historic Places
Official name: Harry Evans Covered Bridge
Named for: Harry Evans
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
Township Florida Township, Indiana
Road C.R. 325W
City Florida Township, Indiana
Crosses Rock Run (Indiana)
Coordinates 39°39′43.62″N 87°17′40.07″W / 39.6621167°N 87.2944639°W / 39.6621167; -87.2944639Coordinates: 39°39′43.62″N 87°17′40.07″W / 39.6621167°N 87.2944639°W / 39.6621167; -87.2944639
Length 81 ft (25 m) 65ft +8ft overhangs on each end
Width 16 ft (5 m)
Clearance 13 ft (4 m)
Builder Joseph A. Britton
Design Burr arch truss bridge
Material Wood
Built 1908
 - rebuilt 1977
Owner Parke County Commissioners
Parke County
NBI Number 6100050[1]
WGCB Number #14-61-10 [2]
Load 6 short tons (5.4 t)
Added to NRHP December 22, 1978
NRHP Ref# 78000392 [3]
MPS Parke County Covered Bridges TR
Location of Harry Evans Covered Bridge in Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the United States

The Harry Evans Covered Bridge is a single span Burr Arch Truss structure that crosses Rock Run built in 1908 by J.A. Britton 12 mi (0.80 km) north of Coxville, Indiana.[2]


The story goes that one of the former neighbors of the bridge was incensed over naming the bridge after local resident Harry Evans. He claimed that because Harry lived at the top of the hill that it was named after another Evans who lived in the valley. However, county records show that Harry Evans owned the land near the bridge. The land stayed in the Evans name until the 1960s.[4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[3] The hills near the bridge are also riddled with numerous, and dangerous, old coal mines.[2]


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  1. ^ http://nationalbridges.com/
  2. ^ a b c "Harry Evans Covered Bridge (#19)". coveredbridges.com. Parke County Incorporated /Parke County Convention and Visitors Commission. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "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. , Site map, and Accompanying photographs.

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