Rush Creek Covered Bridge

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Rush Creek Covered Bridge
National Register of Historic Places
Rush Creek Covered Bridge
Official name: Rush Creek Covered Bridge
Named for: Rush Creek
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
Township Liberty
Road C.R. 900N
Crosses Rush Creek
Coordinates 39°53′55.54″N 87°18′52.75″W / 39.8987611°N 87.3146528°W / 39.8987611; -87.3146528Coordinates: 39°53′55.54″N 87°18′52.75″W / 39.8987611°N 87.3146528°W / 39.8987611; -87.3146528
Length 95 ft (29 m) 77ft +9ft overhangs on each end
Width 16 ft (5 m)
Clearance 12.5 ft (4 m)
Load 5 tons
Builder Hendricks, William
Design Burr Arch truss single-span bridge
Material Wood
Built 1904
 - Rebuilt 1977
Owned and Maintained by Parke County
NBI Number 6100154[1]
WGCB Number #14-61-31 [2]
Added to NRHP Dec 22, 1978
NRHP Ref# 78000410[3]
MPS Parke County Covered Bridges TR
Location of the Rush Creek Bridge in Indiana
Map of USA IN.svg
Location of Indiana in the United States

The Rush Creek Covered Bridge is south of Tangier, Indiana. The single span Burr Arch covered bridge structure was built by William Hendricks in 1904.[4][5]

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


This is the first of three bridges that would be built by William Hendricks. The other two are Wilkins Mill Covered Bridge,1906, and Mill Creek Covered Bridge,1907. All three are of similar construction with very shallow portals.


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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. ^ "Rush Creek Covered Bridge". Parke County Incorporated / Parke County Convention and Visitors Commission. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  5. ^ "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.