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The Ramp Creek Bridge
World Guide #14-07-02

Ramp Creek Bridge

This two-lane, Burr arch truss structure crosses Salt Creek at the North Entrance to Brown County State Park. It was built by Henry Wolf in 1838 and was originally located in Putnam County, but was moved to Brown County in 1932, and underwent a major restoration project in 2005.

Due to the park's popularity, this may be one of the most heavily traveled covered bridges in Indiana. It is certainly the oldest and the only two lane covered bridge in the state. In fact, it is one of only four 2-lane covered bridge still standing in the United States.

Brown County was formed in 1836 and named in honor of General Jacob Brown, who played a role in the War of 1812. The county is located in Central Indiana and the County Seat is in Nashville.

Brown County has two (2) covered bridges although one of them was relocated from Putnam County in 1932.

Points of interest in the County include: the Brown County State Park with more than 15,000 acres is the largest and most popular of Indiana's State Parks, Lake Lemon, Lake Monroe and Nashville, which is a center for antiques and art.