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Narrows Covered Bridge 14-61-36


Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.


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Narrows Covered Bridge

video by Mike Daffron


Covered bridge over Sugar Creek on Old Narrows Road at Turkey Run State Park
Parke County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1883, bypassed in 1966
- Joseph A. Britton
Covered Burr arch-truss
Total length: 121.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978
Also called
Lusk Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.89097, -87.18571   (decimal degrees)
39°53'28" N, 87°11'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/484122/4415673 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 78000404 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44674 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (7,706)
Built 1883 (160)
Built during 1880s (2,020)
Burr arch-truss (362)
Covered (1,686)
Have street view (27,205)
Indiana (4,962)
Joseph A. Britton (17)
NR-listed (2,968)
Open to pedestrians (4,293)
Parke County, Indiana (93)
Select (530)
Through truss (15,354)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,217)
Truss (33,256)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2021: New video from Mike Daffron
  • January 10, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • September 13, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 22, 2018: New photo from Linda Daffron
  • May 27, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • January 15, 2015: Updated by Brent Tindall: Changed status to open to pedestrians
  • September 24, 2014: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • September 23, 2014: Updated by Brent Tindall: Status update: closed to all traffic for rehabilitation
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • December 30, 2012: New photo from Bill Culp
  • February 28, 2012: New photo from Gene Smania
  • November 9, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 22, 2010: New photos from Tom Hall
  • March 31, 2010: Added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Wikipedia
  • Bill Culp
  • Andrew Raker
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Linda Daffron
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Narrows Covered Bridge 14-61-36
Posted October 18, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

...Oh, and George Mater! Sorry George!!

Narrows Covered Bridge 14-61-36
Posted October 18, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm not 100% positive Gloria, but my guess is that Mr. Britton started the bridge in 1882 under one set of commissioners and auditor... And finished it in 1883 with the newly elected officials. I assume that someone has been gleaning the record books to find this information.

J.A. Britton is the one constant here.

Narrows Covered Bridge 14-61-36
Posted October 18, 2016, by Gloria (glorialitz [at] att)

Why are there different dates and different names on each end of this bridge?