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Old 10-23-2007, 07:25 PM
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Covered Bridge Festival

Last week we took our vacation at the Covered Bridge Festival in Parke county Indiana. Here are a few pics. Some are still in use and you can still drive through them.

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Old 10-23-2007, 07:35 PM
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That is a classic. I have never done all of the bridges in parke county but I have done some good number of them.

when i was growing up in putnam county which is near parke, there were about seven there i think, all still in service. kids burned a couple of them.

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Old 10-23-2007, 07:43 PM
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That is a classic. I have never done all of the bridges in parke county but I have done some good number of them.

when i was growing up in putnam county which is near parke, there were about seven there i think, all still in service. kids burned a couple of them.

tom W
I though about looking you up when we were passing through Lafayette. We usually have lunch there. We go every year for the festival for the last 8 years.
More for the flea markets in the area then anything though.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:50 PM
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walk across.. pfft
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:33 PM
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My parents just got back from the festival. I never heard of such a concentration of covered bridges.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:43 PM
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I though about looking you up when we were passing through Lafayette. We usually have lunch there. We go every year for the festival for the last 8 years.
More for the flea markets in the area then anything though.
You should have called. I am in the phone book.

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Old 10-23-2007, 11:28 PM
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A good friend of mine just passed away this Jan. He was 84. His grandfather had alot to do with some of the design and building of a few bridges in Rush Co. You guys may know them as the Smith Bridge (after my friends grandfather) or the Kennendy Bridge located in Rush Co. I know many farmers would like to see them gone as they create a problem getting big equip. thru.
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:47 AM
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great pics - thanks for sharing. We have many covered bridges still in use here in Lancaster, PA and I always go out of my way to check them out. Beautiful design/form, I wish more could be preserved but the cost is sometimes prohibitive.....and as somebody mentioned, wider bridges with higher load capacities are often needed (or perceived to be needed).

I'm also a bridge inspector in an adjacent county (York) but unfortunately all of the covered bridges got wiped out in the Agnes flooding...so I've never been able to inspect one.

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