bridge information


The Bowsher Ford Bridge
World Guide #14-61-33
Parke County Guide #32

Bowsher Ford Bridge

Crossing Mill Creek, this 92 foot long Burr Arch truss structure was built by Eugene Britton in 1915 and is open to traffic.

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.