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Spencerville in DeKalb County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Spencerville Covered Bridge

 
 
Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
1. Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. Built 1873, by John A. McKay, spanning Saint Joseph River; a Smith Truss, Variant Four, by Smith Bridge Company, Toledo, Ohio; has remained in use with regular maintenance, repairs, and extensive 1981 restoration. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1981.
 
Erected 1996 by Indiana Historical Bureau and DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, Council, and Highway Department. (Marker Number 17.1996.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 16.888′ N, 84° 54.851′ W. Marker is in Spencerville, Indiana, in DeKalb County. Marker is on County Road 68 west of County Road 57, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The historical marker is located just in front of the east entrance to the covered bridge on the right hand (north) side. The bridge spans the St. Joseph River and has a by-passed section of the old County Road 68 running over it. There is a small roadside park on the east side of the covered bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Spencerville IN 46788, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828
Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
2. Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker
View of the historical marker situated on the right side of the east entrance to the cover bridge.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Daeida Hartell Wilcox Beveridge / Amelia Swilley Bingham (approx. 7.9 miles away in Ohio); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 7.9 miles away in Ohio); Land Office Building (approx. 7.9 miles away in Ohio); "It All Started Here" (approx. 9 miles away); Auburn Automobile Company (approx. 9.1 miles away); DeKalb County Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away); Site Of Wesley Park's Home (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Spencerville Covered Bridge, DeKalb County, Indiana. This is a link to information provided by Indiana County History. (Submitted on February 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Indiana Covered Bridge 14-17-01, Spencerville, Dekalb County. This is a link to information on Indiana's Covered Bridges provided by Galen Frysinger. (Submitted on February 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
3. Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker
View of the south side of the covered bridge crossing over the St. Joseph River.
Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
4. Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker
View of the interior of the covered bridge.
Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
5. Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker
View of the western approach and entrance to the covered bridge.
Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
6. Spencerville Covered Bridge Marker
A distant view of the southeast side of the covered bridge, with a view of the historical marker located to the right of the covered bridge and the roadside park located to the left of the covered bridge.
Spencerville Covered Bridge Horse Traffic image. Click for full size.
By Kern Butler, April 27, 2009
7. Spencerville Covered Bridge Horse Traffic
this bridge was built for this kind of traffic
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 666 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on September 16, 2012, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana.
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