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The New Brownsville Bridge
World Guide #14-03-02

New Brownsville Bridge

Originally this covered bridge crossed the East Fork of the Whitewater River at the town of Brownsville in Union County, Indiana. Built by Adam Mason in 1840, this Long truss structure was moved to Marion County where it was projected to span Eagle Creek; however, these plans never materialized and the structure was eventually acquired by the City of Columbus.

In 1986, the New Brownsville bridge was shortened from 182 feet to 102 feet and was erected in Columbus over the Mill Race Park pond. It is the only Long truss bridge in Indiana and is open to traffic.

Union County was established in 1821 and named in honor of General Joseph Bartholomew. It is located in South Central Indiana, and Columbus is the County Seat.

Bartholomew County originally had seven (7) known covered bridges. Today it has one (1) remaining.

Points of interest in the County include: its unique architecture and Yellow Trail Museum.