Cataract Falls Covered Bridge

Cataract Falls Covered Bridge (HM1EQB)

Location: Spencer, IN 47460 Owen County
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N 39° 26.018', W 86° 48.836'

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(Side One)
An 1838 state law gave county commissioners power to build bridges for "public convenience" and to raise taxes to pay for them. Owen County Commissioners contracted 1875 for a "Smith's High Double Wood Truss" over Eel River in Jennings Township to replace bridge destroyed by flood. This bridge finished 1876.

(Side Two)
Served as pedestrian bridge after vehicular traffic was diverted to new concrete bridge finished in 1988. Indiana Department of Natural Resources began extensive repairs to this bridge 2000. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 2005 and rededicated 2006. Only remaining covered bridge in Owen County.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number60.2008.1
Year Placed2008
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and Owen County Historical & Genealogical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 10:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 516013 N 4364915
Decimal Degrees39.43363333, -86.81393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.018', W 86° 48.836'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 1.08" N, 86° 48' 50.16" W
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Area Code(s)812, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2605 N Cataract Rd, Spencer IN 47460, US
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