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The Zacke Cox Bridge
World Guide #14-61-11
Parke County Guide #20

Zacke Cox Bridge

Crossing Rock Run Creek, this 72-foot long Burr Arch truss structure with a concrete foundation was built by J.A. Britton in 1908 and is open to traffic.

The Zacke Cox Bridge was built the same year and by the same contract as the Harry Evans Bridge, and the same year as the Weisner. Although built by J.A. Britton, these three bridges do not have the traditional Britton Portal. Semi-arched, they more resemble the Hendricks Portal, like Williams Mill, Rush Creek, and Mill Creek.

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.