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Noblesville in Hamilton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

White River Greenway

Potter's Bridge: Spanning Through Time

 
 
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By TeamOHE, August 20, 2019
1. White River Greenway Marker
Inscription.  
Potter's Bridge was built in 1871 by Josiah Durfee of Noblesville for a mere $13,000. It connects the land called "Potter's Ford,” named for William A. Potter (1838-1883) who owned and farmed the surrounding land.

Why Were Bridges Covered?
Wooden bridges were susceptible to rotting after exposure to moisture. A roof over the bridge protected the main support structure. Eventually, iron bridges replaced covered wooden bridges.

Howe Truss
Potter's Bridge is an example of a Howe Truss, a design patented by William Howe in 1840. A Howe Truss uses iron vertical rods instead of wood. This creates a stronger, lighter bridge. The iron tension rods can be tightened or loosened, keeping the bridge in perfect alignment.
 
Erected by Hamilton County Parks & Recreation Dept.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureBridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges 🌉 series list.
 
Location. 40° 

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By TeamOHE, August 20, 2019
2. White River Greenway Marker
4.333′ N, 86° 0.017′ W. Marker is in Noblesville, Indiana, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Allisonville Avenue and Covered Bridge Way, on the right when traveling west on Allisonville Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19401 Allisonville Rd, Noblesville IN 46060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potter's Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Central Canal (approx. 0.8 miles away); Crownland Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bordner-Paskins Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); Conner Street Historic District (approx. 1.9 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sowerwine Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); Craycraft Block (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Noblesville.
 
Also see . . .  Potter's Covered Bridge. (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.)
 
White River Greenway Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, August 20, 2019
3. White River Greenway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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