Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in October 2006
BH Photo #152856
It's hard to imagine that those kids who were the Brown's children are 75,73 & 71 years old. I wonder if they ever think about their father's bridge?
Mr. Brown added that to the bridge after he moved it to his estate in the early 1960's. He also installed an electric eye that would sound an alarm in his house if somebody entered the bridge. Remnants of that system are still in place.
Does anybody know why an oxen yoke is hanging over the entrance to the bridge in some of the pictures?Looks stylish but i never saw one hanging on a covered bridge.Maybe superstition like horseshoes?
I've not heard anything recent about the bridge. I know there have been discussions in the past about moving it here or there, but nothing has ever come to fruition. I would assume that the relatives of D.W. Brown still own it but am not sure.
Anybody know if anything is currently going on with this bridge?
Can you go and see this bridge ... I thought it was on private land?
This was printed in the Indianapolis Times in Aug. 1960. An article said that the bridge was originally 1/2 mile away at US 52 and SR 100 over Fishback Creek. It had been condemned in 1959.
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we saw the old girl yesterday. she still leans but we walked across it and it still seems pretty solid. still it needs moved somewhere where it can be properly taken care of.
The old bridge was still pretty solid despite not having any maintenance for several years. When Mr Brown was alive he took good care of it after acquiring it from the county and moving it to his property. There has been talk of it being moved to various locations for some time now, the sooner the better. As far as finding it, that can be rather tricky. It is further away from it's original location than I thought, and it was only after asking several people that I found someone who knew where it was at.
This bridge is 9 miles from my house and I've never made the time to go see it. So thanks for photographing it -- this may be the kick in the pants I need to make the short trip over there.
This old gal looks pretty sad in the second photo, all leaning to one side like that.