Jeffries Ford Covered Bridge
|Jeffries Ford Covered Bridge|
|Carries||Jeffries Ford Road (C.R. S150E)|
|Crosses||Big Raccoon Creek|
|Named for||Jeffries Ford|
|Owner||Parke County Commissioners
|Design||Burr arch truss bridge|
|Total length||222 feet (68 m)|
|Width||16 feet (4.9 m)|
|Height||13 feet (4.0 m)|
|Constructed by||Joseph A. Britton|
|Collapsed||April 2, 2002(arson)|
Jeffries Ford Bridge
|MPS||Parke County Covered Bridges TR|
|NRHP Reference #||78000394|
|Added to NRHP||December 22, 1978|
At the time the Jeffries Ford Bridge was built Joseph A. Britton was 75 years old. Throughout his years as a bridge builder Britton had been assisted by his family and this bridge was no different, some of his sons, four by his first wife and five by his second, would have done the actual construction work. His son Eugene Britton built the Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge the same year.
Just a few weeks before the Jeffries Ford Covered Bridge was burnt down by arsonist the Jackson Covered Bridge had been damaged. On April 2, 2002 the Jeffries Ford Bridge was burnt to a total loss. The residents of Parke County wanted the bridge rebuilt and tried to raise enough funds to do it but with the burning of the Bridgeton Covered Bridge the decision was made to rebuild the Bridgeton Bridge and replace the Jeffries Ford Bridge with a modern concrete bridge.
- List of Registered Historic Places in Indiana
- Parke County Covered Bridges
- Parke County Covered Bridge Festival
- "Jeffries Ford Covered Bridge". coveredbridges.com. Parke County Convention & Visitors Commission. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "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. and Site map.
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