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Indiana, Parke County, Portland Mills Covered Bridge (11,074b) | by EC Leatherberry
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Indiana, Parke County, Portland Mills Covered Bridge (11,074b)

The Portland Mills Covered Bridge was built in 1856 by Henry Wolfe to cross Big Raccoon Creek. The bridge, a single span Burr arch truss structure, was moved from Portland Mills to its present location in 1960-61 when the creek was damed to form a lake. At its new location across Little Raccoon Creek, the 130-foot long bridge, fell into decline. In 1990 the bridge was restored. The bridge, the oldest in Parke County , is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Taken on June 8, 2011