Mecca Covered Bridge

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Mecca Covered Bridge
National Register of Historic Places
Mecca Covered Bridge from southwest.jpg
Official name: Mecca Covered Bridge
Named for: Mecca, Indiana
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
Township Wabash
Road Closed to vehicle traffic
City Mecca, Indiana
Crosses Big Raccoon Creek, Indiana
Coordinates 39°43′44.71″N 87°19′29.5″W / 39.7290861°N 87.324861°W / 39.7290861; -87.324861Coordinates: 39°43′44.71″N 87°19′29.5″W / 39.7290861°N 87.324861°W / 39.7290861; -87.324861
Length 176 ft (54 m) 150ft +13ft overhangs on each end
Width 17 ft (5 m) [1]
Clearance 12.5 ft (4 m)
Builder Daniels, J.J.
Design Burr Arch truss single-span bridge
Material Wood
Built 1873 Original Cost $7,650
 - Rebuilt 1980
Owned and Maintained by Parke County
WGCB Number #14-61-13[2]
Added to NRHP Dec 22, 1978
NRHP Ref# 78000401 [3]
MPS Parke County Covered Bridges TR
Location of the Mecca Bridge in Indiana
Map of USA IN.svg
Location of Indiana in the United States

The Mecca Covered Bridge crossing Big Raccoon Creek East of Mecca, Indiana is a single span Burr Arch Truss covered bridge structure that was built by J.J. Daniels in 1873. The bridge is 176 feet (54 m) long, 17 feet (5.2 m) wide, and 12.5 feet (3.8 m) high.[1][4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Mecca Covered Bridge (#21)". Parke County Incorporated / Parke County Convention and Visitors Commission. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
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  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.  and Site map.