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Catlin Covered Bridge

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Address  Rockville, IN 47872, USA
Material  Wood
Added to NRHP  22 December 1978
Opened  1907
Cross  Bill Diddle Creek
Catlin Covered Bridge
Similar  Conley's Ford Bridge, Beeson Covered Bridge, Nevins Covered Bridge, Harry Evans Covered, Rush Creek Covered

The Catlin Covered Bridge is a single span Burr Arch truss covered bridge structure that was built by Clark McDaniel in 1907.

History

Originally it was located on the Rockville–Rosedale Road on the north side of Caitlin crossing Sunderland Creek.39.698868°N 87.236938°W / 39.698868; -87.236938 This road had originally been a major route to Crawfordsville, even having the title the "Ben Hur Highway", for General Lew Wallace who was a famous Crawfordsville resident and author of the famous novel Ben Hur. Even after US Highway 41 was completed heavy agricultural truck traffic continued to use the bridge. This led the bridge being condemned in the late 1950s, and closed. After the bridge was close it fell into a severe state of disrepair. Funds were raised to save the valuable covered bridge and it was relocated to its present spot, at the Rockville Golf Course, in 1961 by Garrard Brothers Trucking where it crosses Bill Diddle Creek.

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

References

Catlin Covered Bridge Wikipedia


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