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"Back Home Again in Indiana" Parke County, Indiana, the Covered Bridge Capital. Rockville, Indiana, plus McCallister's covered bridge and Bridgeton Mill and Covered Bridge. October 24, 2014, about 12:30 pm. Canon T3i. Photos by Carl Morrison of Fellow photographer Bob Williams. We were traveling from Huntley, Illinois to Indianapolis, Indiana for our 50th Class Reunion of the Class of '64 at Indianapolis University (UIndy) called Indiana Central College in 1964.

Covered bridges are found in rural areas throughout the United States and Canada, but are often threatened by arsonists, vandals, and flooding. In the United States, Pennsylvania has more covered bridges (over 200) than any other state, many of which can be seen in Bedford, Somerset, Washington, Chester and Lancaster Counties. The U.S. states of Vermont and New Hampshire have more covered bridges per square mile than any other place in the world. Oregon has the largest number of historical covered bridges in the western United States.[10] They are also common in places such as Elizabethton, Tennessee; Lane County, Oregon; Madison County, Iowa; Parke County, Indiana; and Blount County, Alabama. Parts of California, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the New England states have surviving covered bridges. From: Wikipedia
Rockville, Indiana, or any small town in October will find corn and soybean carrying vehicles dominating the traffic.Old Jail Inn in Rockville, Indiana   $69 - 89 a night except for the 10 days of the Covered Bridge Festival (which was the previous weekend).Old Jail Inn Winery is in the basement.Rockville, Indiana courthouse and fall foliageTown fall decorations and church in Rockville, IndianaLunch stop in Rockville, IndianaThe McAllister Covered Bridge crosses Little Raccoon Creek on County Road East 400 South, in Parke County. This single span Burr Arch Truss structure has a length of 126 feet, or 144 feet including thSoy beans in front of McCallister's Covered Bridge.  Edits:  removal of yellow height and 'one lane' signs.Soy beans in the field next to the McCallister covered bridge.Traditional white face on the ends of a red covered bridge with info. written on the ends.The 'walk' warning is in reference to a team of horses.Edits:  Removal of height and 'one lane' signsMcCallister Bridge:  Size: 126 ft long +9’ +9’, 16 ft wide, 14’ clearance Truss: Burr Arch 1 spanMcCallister Bridge Size: 126 ft long +9’ +9’, 16 ft wide, 14’ clearance Truss: Burr Arch 1 spanCenter looking east.  Size: 126 ft long +9’ +9’, 16 ft wide, 14’ clearance Truss: Burr Arch 1 spanWindow on south side of McCallister BridgeRoad east of McCallister BridgeView out east end of McCallister Bridge