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map of Indiana showing location of Bridgeton

The two RV Gypsies
at Bridgeton Covered Bridge
in Parke County, Indiana
September 4-6, 2013

The first Bridgeton Covered Bridge was a 245-foot long double span Burr Arch bridge built in 1868 by a crew led by J.J. Daniels. The bridge was closed to traffic in 1968. The first Bridgeton Covered Bridge was burned by an arsonist on April 28, 2005, but in 2006 the community rallied to raise funds for local craftsmen to build a new bridge based on the original blueprints. The new Bridgeton Covered Bridge was a highlight of the Parke County 50th Covered Bridge Festival. The covered bridge is 267 feet long. (The postcards say 245)

Karen Duquette at the Bridgeton Covered Bridge and Mill

Karen Duquette at the top of the stairs leading to the Bridgeton Covered Bridge, the most famous covered bridge in Indiana.

Karen Duquette at the Bridgeton Covered Bridge and Mill

Karen Duquette walked to the small platform beside the Bridgeton Covered Bridge to take photos of the dam, the waters below the dam, and the Bridgeton Mill.

Karen Duquette at the Bridgeton Covered Bridge
waters below the Bridgeton dam

The dam is 9 feet tall and 225 feet long.  The dam is covered end to end only during high water.

the Bridgeton Dam
the Bridgeton Dam and Mill
the Bridgeton Dam
the Bridgeton Mill

Small trickles of water coming out of the edge of the dam located just below the platform that Karen was standing on - and a view of people fishing.

Samll trickles of water
people fishing
Bridgeton dam

The back side of the Bridgeton Covered Bridge

The back side of the Bridgeton Covered Bridge

Then the two RV Gypsies to walked through to the other side of the Bridgeton Covered Bridge.

Bridgeton Covered Bridge sign
inside the the Bridgeton Covered Bridge.

Karen Duquette peeked through the window of the Bridgeton Covered Bridge - then as she exited the bridge on the other side, she took a photo of the writings on the bridge.

river as seen from inside the Bridgeton Covered Bridge
Bridgton Covered Bridge sign

An old pickup truck with a really great painting of the Bridgeton Covered Bridge and Mill on its door.

An old pickuyp truck
Bridgeton Covered Bridge and Mill painting on a pickup truck

The front side of the Bridgeton Mill, gift shop and ice cream store.

A look back at the Bridgeton Covered Bridge, dam, waters, and the truck of the two RV Gypsies as seen from the patio of the ice cream store- plus a zoomed in look at the bridge.

the Bridgeton Covered Bridge
the Bridgeton Covered Bridge

map of the Parke County
Covered Bridges

An old antique inside the gift shop
of the Bridgeton Mill

map of the Parke County Covered Bridges
An old antique

Inside the Bridgeton Mill gift shop

Bridgeton Mill and bridge on a plate
Inside the Bridgeton Mill gift shop

A mill still in use

A mill
A mill

One of several chairs with different designs that were simply amazing.

flowers and corn deco
outside the gift shop

fancy chair
flowers
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Menu for the two RV Gypsies in Indiana, 2013
You may visit the other three sites in any order you choose.
There is also a link to Ohio below.

Indiana's most famous covered bridge

bullet more Covered Bridges in Parke County, IN

bullet Thousand Trails campground

bulletbullet Kayaking Sugar Valley

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continue on to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have enjoyed all four sites above, please continue on to Ohio, the Big Twig Maze Sculpture Thing, the Carillon Bell Tower, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Cuyahoga NP, and more.