Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge
|Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge|
|National Register of Historic Places|
|Official name: Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge|
|Named for: Big Rocky Fork Creek|
|Road||C.R. 720 (bypasses covered bridge)|
|Crosses||Big Rocky Fork Creek|
|Coordinates||39°39′46.5″N 87°4′50.5″W / 39.662917°N 87.080694°WCoordinates: 39°39′46.5″N 87°4′50.5″W / 39.662917°N 87.080694°W|
|Length||88 ft (27 m) 72ft +8ft overhangs on each end|
|Width||16 ft (5 m)|
|Clearance||13 ft (4 m)|
|Design||Burr arch truss bridge|
|Built||7 September 1900 Original Cost $1,475|
|Owned and Maintained by||Parke County Park Department|
|Added to NRHP||Dec 22, 1978|
|MPS||Parke County Covered Bridges TR|
Location of the Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge in Indiana
Location of Indiana in the United States
The Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge is 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Mansfield, Indiana on County Road 720 and about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of State Road 59. It is located in Parke County, Indiana. The length is 88 feet (27 m) including the 8-foot (2.4 m) overhang at each end. This single span Burr Arch Truss structure was built in 1900 by J. J. Daniels. The road bypassed this structure in 1988. Though no historical marker is in place, the Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The area around this bridge was known to be a favorite hideout for the infamous John Dillinger.
- Mansfield Covered Bridge
- Mansfield Roller Mill
- Pleasant Valley Cemetery
- Parke County Covered Bridges
- List of Registered Historic Places in Indiana
- Parke County Covered Bridge Festival
- 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. an Site map.
- "Big Rocky Ford Covered Bridge (#6)". Parke County Incorporated / Parke County Convention and Visitors Commission. Retrieved 2012-10-18.