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Jackson Covered Bridge, Spanning Sugar Creek, CR 775N (Changed from Spann, Bloomingdale, Parke County, IN



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Location
CR 775N (Changed from Spann, Bloomingdale vicinity, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-48
Building/structure dates: 1861 initial construction
Significance: The Jackson Bridge was built in 1861 by J.J. Daniels. It spans Sugar Creek and is of double Burr construction. It has survived all major floods. This includes the flood of late March, 1913; although the accompanying hurricane force winds did strip the roof of its wood shingles. This bridge has the unusual feature of a corner stone which bears this inscription: "Builder J.J. Daniels 1861." The Jackson Bridge, which spans 207 feet, is the third longest single-span covered bridge in the United States, but is the longest single-span still in use.Jackson Bridge is the oldest surviving example of the work of J.J. Daniels, one of Indiana's most prolific covered bridge builders. It is an outstanding example of the truss system patented by Theodore Burr in 1806. With a span of 207', the Jackson Bridge is the nation's longest single span bridge that still carries vehicular traffic.

Subjects
Covered Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Daniels, J. J.
Burr, Theodore


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
VIEW OF APPROACH ROAD AND PORTAL FROM SOUTH.
VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
ELEVATION OF SOUTHEAST PORTAL WITH SCALE.
ELEVATION OF SOUTHEAST PORTAL WITHOUT SCALE.
OBLIQUE VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST LOOKING NORTHEAST. NOTE CORNERSTONE IN ABUTMENT.
DETAIL OF CORNERSTONE, WHICH STATES "J.J. DANIELS, BUILDER 1861." NOTE ALSO IRON STRAP AT EAST CORNER OF ABUTMENT.
VIEW OF INTERIOR FROM SOUTHEAST.
VIEW OF SOUTHWEST SIDE FROM SOUTH AT EDGE OF SUGAR CREEK.
ELEVATION OF SOUTHEAST PORTAL.


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