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The Big Rocky Fork Bridge
World Guide #14-61-01
Parke County Guide #6

Big Rocky Fork Bridge

Crossing Big Rocky Creek, this 88-foot long Burr arch truss structure was built by J.J. Daniels in 1900. The Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge was then bypassed in 1988.

Parke County is the home of the nation's largest Covered Bridge Festival (see Established in 1821 and named in honor of the first territorial delegate to Congress, Benjamin Parke, this county is located in West Central Indiana and Rockville is the County Seat.

Parke County originally had fifty-seven (57) known covered bridges plus one (1) it shared with Vermillion County to it's west. Today it has thirty (30) remaining.

Points of interest in the County include: Turkey Run State Park, Billie Creek Village, Raccoon Lake Recreation Area, and all of the beautiful Covered Bridges.