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Beeson Covered Bridge 14-61-24

Photos 

Photo taken by Sean Flynn in May 2008

BH Photo #131370

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Williams Creek on a pedestrian path at Billie Creek Village
Location
Rockville, Parke County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1906, later moved from Roaring Creek, north of Marshall, Indiana, to Williams Creek, closed to vehicle traffic in 1974, damaged by arson twice in 1979
Builder
- Frankfort Construction Co.
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Span length: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 55.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.76323, -87.20643   (decimal degrees)
39°45'48" N, 87°12'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/482318/4401498 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockville
Land survey
Adams 8-15N--7W
Inventory numbers
NRHP 78003447 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 38483 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2017: New photo from Susan Wyrick
  • March 19, 2015: Updated by Brent Tindall: Fixed typo
  • March 13, 2015: Updated by Rick Skinner: Wrong original location listed.
  • October 3, 2013: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • May 22, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 8, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • December 8, 2009: New photos from J.P.
  • May 16, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: NRHP info and GPS
  • January 6, 2009: Added by Sean Flynn

Sources 

Comments 

Beeson Covered Bridge 14-61-24
Posted January 17, 2015, by Rick Skinner (pennsy22 [at] verizon [dot] net)

The construction company was the FrankFORT Construction Company, as in Frankfort, Indiana. Not FrankFURT, as in Germany! It's painted on the bridge and it's on the Historic marker that is in the picture albumn. This has been miscited on numerous other web pages too.

Beeson Covered Bridge
Posted October 15, 2012, by Wes Worsham

Billie Creek Village is being auctioned off in 3 tracts. One of the tracts contains the Beeson bridge (and the main village). This auction will take place on October 20, 2012.

http://www.auctionguy.com/historic-billie-creek-village-s-10...