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The SMITH Bridge
World Guide #14-70-01

Smith Bridge

Crossing Flatrock River and constructed with a Burr Arch truss, this 136 foot long structure was built by A.M. Kennedy & Sons in 1877 and is till open to traffic.

Established in 1821 the county named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Rush who was the first Professor of Chemistry at the College of Philadelphia, an Anti-Slavery activist, member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Rush county is located in East Central Indiana where Rushville is the County Seat.

Rush County originally had nineteen (19) covered bridges. Today it has six (6) remaining.

Points of interest in the County include its Kennedy covered bridges as well as the Little and Big Blue Rivers.