Zacke Cox Covered Bridge

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Zacke Cox Covered Bridge
National Register of Historic Places
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Zacke Cox Covered Bridge
Official name: Zacke Cox Covered Bridge
Named for: Zachariah M. Cox
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
Township Florida
Road Tickridge Road
Crosses Rock Run Creek
Coordinates 39°41′42.42″N 87°17′9.44″W / 39.6951167°N 87.2859556°W / 39.6951167; -87.2859556Coordinates: 39°41′42.42″N 87°17′9.44″W / 39.6951167°N 87.2859556°W / 39.6951167; -87.2859556
Length 72 ft (22 m) 54ft +9ft overhangs on each end
Width 15 ft (5 m) [1]
Clearance 14 ft (4 m)
Load 13
Builder Britton, J.A.
Design Burr Arch truss single-span bridge
Material Wood
Built 1908
 - Repaired 1989, 1991 $6,000, 2002
Owned and Maintained by Parke County
NBI Number 6100051[2]
WGCB Number #14-61-35 [3]
Added to NRHP Dec 22, 1978
NRHP Ref# 78000416 [4]
MPS Parke County Covered Bridges TR
Location of the Zacke Cox Bridge in Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the United States

The Zacke Cox Covered Bridge is east of Mecca, Indiana. The single span Burr Arch Truss covered bridge structure was built by Joseph A. Britton in 1908.[5][6]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[4]


Zachariah M. Cox was born in almost due north of this bridge in Coloma in 1857. His father was E.T. Cox and his family was quite prominent in Parke County with various family members owning nearly 1000 acres of land near the bridge.

Northwest of the mine is an old clay strip mine and coal and slate outcroppings can be viewed south of the bridge.

This bridge, along with the Harry Evans Covered Bridge and the Weisner Covered Bridge, all built by J.A. Britton, lack the traditional Britton Portals. Instead, they have a more semi-arched portal that more resembles the Hendricks Portals of the Wilkins Mill Covered Bridge or the Rush Creek Covered Bridge.[3][5]

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  1. ^ "Zacke Cox Covered Bridge (#20)". Parke County Convention & Visitors Commission. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
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  4. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ a b "Zacke Cox Covered Bridge". Parke County Incorporated / Parke County Convention and Visitors Commission. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  6. ^ "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.