Covered Bridges

Covered Bridges

Bean Blossom Covered Bridge

Built by Captain Joseph Balsey in 1880.
One of three Howe Single Through Trusses to still exist.
This bridge used to be on the main road to Nashville until State Road 135 bypassed it in 1936.  This covered bridge is the subject of more covered bridge photographs and paintings than any in Indiana. Located just south of where State Road 135 and State Road 45 intersect on Covered Bridge Road.

Ramp Creek Covered Bridge

Built by Henry Wolf in 1838.
Relocated in 1932 to the current location.
The only double tunnel bridge in Indiana (and one of four in the US).
The oldest covered bridge still standing in Indiana.

Originally this bridge was in Putnam County. When road construction would have left the structure dismantled, the decision was made to move it to Brown County. You can find this bridge at the North Entrance of the Brown County State Park, crossing over Salt Creek.

 

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