Cox Ford Covered Bridge
Cox Ford Covered Bridge
Cox Ford Bridge
|Carries||Cox Ford Road|
|Locale||Sugar Creek, Indiana, Parke, Indiana, United States|
|Official name||Cox Ford Covered Bridge|
|Named for||Cox Ford|
|Maintained by||Parke County Commissioners|
|Design||Burr arch truss bridge|
|Material||Concrete on top of stone block (foundations)|
|Total length||176 ft (53.6 m) (includes 8 ft (2.4 m) overhangs on each end)|
|Width||16 ft (4.9 m)|
|Longest span||160 ft (48.8 m)|
|No. of spans||1|
|Clearance above||13 ft (4.0 m)|
Cox Ford Covered Bridge (#7)
|Built by||Joseph A. Britton|
|Website||Conley's Ford Bridge|
|Part of||Parke County Covered Bridges TR (ID64000193)|
|NRHP reference No.||78000390 |
|Added to NRHP||December 22, 1978|
This single span Burr Arch truss structure has a length of 160 ft (49 m), or 176 ft (54 m) including the 8 ft (2.4 m) overhang at each end, with a portal clearance 16 ft (4.9 m) wide by 13 ft (4.0 m) in height. Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Britton, the Cox Ford Covered Bridge has a rather unusual distinction as it was built to replace a steel bridge lost in the 1913 flood; the arches used to construction this structure were from the Armiesburg Covered Bridge, built 60 years earlier and also washed out during the 1913 flood.
During the Great Depression, the Cox Ford Covered Bridge received a new coat of paint that was applied by a Works Progress Administration group, and though no historical marker is present, the bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It is listed in the 1989 World Guide to Covered Bridges, published by The National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Inc., as #14-61-34; however, the designation used by Parke County officials is #14-61-36. In the February 1938 Indiana History Bulletin, Robert B. Yule and Richard C. Smith assigned the designation 'sg' to this Covered Timber Bridge located in Section 28, Township 17 North, and Range 7 West, about 1/2 a mile west of Turkey Run State Park.
- List of Registered Historic Places in Indiana
- Parke County Covered Bridges
- Parke County Covered Bridge Festival
- "National Register Information System – Cox Ford Covered Bridge (#7) (#78000390)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
- "Cox Ford Covered Bridge (#36)". coveredbridges.com. Parke County Incorporated / Parke County Convention and Visitors Commission. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
- "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.
- "Cox Ford Covered Bridge". County History Preservation Society. Archived from the original on 20 October 2002. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
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