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The Cedar Chapel Bridge
World Guide #14-29-02

Cedar Chapel

Crossing Cedar Creek in DeKalb County, this 124-foot long Howe truss structure was built by George Woerntz & Sons in 1884. After it was removed from the road in 1966, the bridge was finally erected at Conner Prairie.

ThereĀ is some controversy about the cupolas on the restored version of the Cedar Chapel bridge, but Connor Prairie officials have a copy of a vintage photograph of the bridge that shows the cupolas in place.

Established in 1823 and named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, Hamilton County is located in Central Indiana where Noblesville is the County Seat.

Hamilton County originally had six (6) covered bridges. Today it has two (2) remaining.

Points of interest in the County include: Connor Prairie Pioneer Settlement, Geist Reservoir and the Museum of Transport & Communication.