bridge information


The Catlin Bridge
World Guide #14-61-15
Parke County Guide #13

Catlin Bridge

Originally crossing Sunderland Creek, the Catlin bridge now spans Big Diddle Creek on the grounds of the Parke County Golf Course. This 72-foot long Burr Arch truss structure was built by Clark McDaniel in 1907 and was moved to this location in 1960. It was posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978

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.