Duck Creek Aqueduct, Spanning Duck Creek at Whitewater Canal, Metamora, Franklin County, IN
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Spanning Duck Creek at Whitewater Canal, Metamora, IN
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER IN-108
Building/structure dates: 1847 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1868 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1901 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1947 subsequent work
See HABS No. IN-24-20, Whitewater Canal Aqueduct, 4BW, 1H, 4D, 1FN.
Significance: Covered wood aqueducts were never common, but there were reportedly several such structures on the Whitewater Canal, and some noteworthy examples once existed at places like Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. The Duck Creek Aqueduct is the only surviving covered wood aqueduct in the United States. It still carries Whitewater Canal over Duck Creek and illustrates the widespread application of covered bridge technology to nineteenth century transportation systems.
Whitewater Canal Company
Indiana Department Of Natural Resources
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
VIEW OF EAST PORTAL FROM SOUTHEAST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF NORTH INTERIOR FROM SOUTH.
DETAIL, OBLIQUE VIEW OF CHUTES ON NORTH ELEVATION.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE CHUTES FROM SOUTHEAST.
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