Mecca Covered Bridge

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Mecca Covered Bridge
Mecca Covered Bridge from southwest.jpg
Coordinates39°43′44.71″N 87°19′29.5″W / 39.7290861°N 87.324861°W / 39.7290861; -87.324861Coordinates: 39°43′44.71″N 87°19′29.5″W / 39.7290861°N 87.324861°W / 39.7290861; -87.324861
CarriesClosed to vehicle traffic
CrossesBig Raccoon Creek, Indiana
LocaleMecca, Indiana, Parke, Indiana, United States
Official nameMecca Covered Bridge
Named forMecca, Indiana
Maintained byParke County
WGCB Number
  1. 14-61-13[1]
DesignNational Register of Historic Places
Total length176 ft (54 m)150ft +13ft overhangs on each end
Width17 ft (5.2 m)[2]
Height12.5 ft (3.8 m)
Constructed byJ. J. Daniels
Construction costOriginal Cost $7,650
MPSParke County Covered Bridges TR
NRHP reference No.78000401 [3]
Added to NRHPDec 22, 1978
Mecca Covered Bridge is located in Indiana
Mecca Covered Bridge
Mecca Covered Bridge
Location of the Mecca Bridge in Indiana

The Mecca Covered Bridge crossing Big Raccoon Creek East of Mecca, Indiana is a single span Burr Arch Truss covered bridge structure that was built by J. J. Daniels in 1873. The bridge is 176 feet (54 m) long, 17 feet (5.2 m) wide, and 12.5 feet (3.8 m) high.[2][4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[3]


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  2. ^ a b "Mecca Covered Bridge (#21)". Parke County Incorporated / Parke County Convention and Visitors Commission. Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  3. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  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. and Site map.