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Near Darlington in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Darlington Covered Bridge

 
 
Darlington Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Indiana Historical Bureau
1. Darlington Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. Local donations helped build this important transportation link. Completed 1868; closed to vehicular traffic, 1976. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1990. Approximately 166 feet long; Howe Truss design; built of oak and poplar with limestone abutments. Construction superintendent, Richard M. Epperson; builder, Joseph Kress.
 
Erected 1993 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Darlington Community Association Inc. (Marker Number 54.1993.1.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 40° 6.59′ N, 86° 47.598′ W. Marker was near Darlington, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker was at the intersection of County Road E 500N and County Road N 575E, on the right when traveling east on County Road E 500N. Click for map. Marker was located at the southwest corner of the County Road E 500N bridge over Sugar Creek. Marker was in this post office area: Darlington IN 47940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Major General Lew Wallace (approx. 7.2 miles away); Federal Land Office (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Elston Homestead (approx. 7.3
Location of Missing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
2. Location of Missing Marker
Marker was located on the right side before the bridge crossing
miles away); Otto Schlemmer Building (approx. 7.3 miles away); Elston Memorial Home (approx. 7.3 miles away); Montgomery County Rotary Jail (approx. 7.3 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 7.4 miles away); Lane Place (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. According to the Indiana Historical Bureau in October 2013, the marker and support post were damaged by an automobile accident a few years ago and are in storage. The marker was located 600 feet north of the Darlington Covered Bridge.
 
Also see . . .  Darlington Covered Bridge. From the Darlington, Indiana website. (Submitted on April 23, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Darlington Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
3. Darlington Covered Bridge
North side of bridge
Sugar Creek image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
4. Sugar Creek
View to the west from the bridge
Darlington Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
5. Darlington Covered Bridge
South side of bridge
County Road E 500N bridge over Sugar Creek in the background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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