Sim Smith Covered Bridge

Sims Smith Covered Bridge
National Register of Historic Places
North Portal
Official name: Sims Smith Covered Bridge
Named for: Simeon Smith
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
Township Wabash
Road C.R. W40N
Crosses Leatherwood Creek, Indiana
Coordinates 39°46′24.75″N 87°19′52.20″W / 39.7735417°N 87.3311667°W / 39.7735417; -87.3311667Coordinates: 39°46′24.75″N 87°19′52.20″W / 39.7735417°N 87.3311667°W / 39.7735417; -87.3311667
Length 102 ft (31 m) 84ft +9ft overhangs on each end
Width 16 ft (5 m)
Clearance 14 ft (4 m)
Builder Britton, J.A.
Design Burr Arch truss single-span bridge
Material Wood
Built 1883 Original Cost $3,200
 - Rebuilt 1977
Owned and Maintained by Parke County
NBI Number 6100060[1]
Added to NRHP Dec 22, 1978
NRHP Ref# 78000411[2]
MPS Parke County Covered Bridges TR
Location of the Sims Smith Bridge in Indiana
Location of Indiana in the United States

The Sim Smith Covered Bridge is east of Montezuma, Indiana. The single span Burr Truss covered bridge structure was built by Joseph A. Britton in 1883. The bridge is 101 feet (31 m) long, 16 feet (4.9 m) wide, and 14 feet (4.3 m) high.[3][4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[2]

See also


  2. 1 2 National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. "Sim Smith Covered Bridge". Parke County Incorporated / Parke County Convention and Visitors Commission. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  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., Site map, and Accompanying photographs.

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