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Medora, Indiana: Longest Historic Covered Bridge in the USA

Built in 1875 over the White River. Triple span Burr arch with king posts! 432 ft. length from abutment to abutment! Roof is 462 ft.!

SR 235, Medora, IN
One mile east of Medora (Jackson County), Indiana, on SR 235. The highway spans the White River alongside the bridge.
Closed to traffic, pedestrians only. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Covered bridge and river.

Longest Historic Covered Bridge in the USA

Very nice stop to walk across the covered bridge and check it all out. Still has a nice picnic area.

[Nicole, 07/01/2021]

Covered bridge.

Longest Historic Covered Bridge in the USA

Definitely have to walk the bridge to realize how big it is. There is a nice picnic area on one side of it.

[Sam, 08/03/2014]
Longest Historic Covered Bridge in the USA

A very nice and knowledgeable gentleman named Morris Tippin greeted us on the bridge. He filled us in on construction details, etc.

[Kathy & Ron - On N X NW Expedition, 07/28/2014]
Longest Historic Covered Bridge in the USA

Triple Span Burr Arch Construction with King Posts, approximately 432 ft. long from abutment to abutment. The total roof length is approximately 462 ft. Built in 1875 by Joseph J. Daniels, it took nine months and cost $18,142. Spans the East Fork of the White River. Closed to traffic in 1972. Currently being restored.

[C. Crawford, 01/26/2011]

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