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Metamora in Franklin County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Duck Creek Aqueduct

 
 
Duck Creek Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matthew R Gilbertson, August 28, 2010
1. Duck Creek Aqueduct Marker
Inscription. An aqueduct is a bridge carrying one body of water over another. The Duck Creek Aqueduct was originally built in 1843 to convey the canal over Duck Creek 16 feet below. Flood waters in 1847 destroyed the aqueduct, which was soon replaced by the present 70-foot, Burr arch truss structure.

The aqueduct is the only known covered wooden aqueduct still operating in the United States. In 1973 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 1992 it was designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.765′ N, 85° 7.817′ W. Marker is in Metamora, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is on Pennington Rd 0.2 miles east of Columbia St, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Metamora IN 47030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whitewater Canal State Historic Site ( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Metamora Christian Church ( about 700 feet away); Martindale Hotel ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Camp's Store

National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matthew R Gilbertson, August 28, 2010
2. National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Marker
( approx. 0.2 miles away); Metamora Masonic Lodge ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Jenks and Martindale Grocery ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Canal Front Dry Goods Store ( approx. mile away); a different marker also named Whitewater Canal State Historic Site ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metamora.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
Duck Creek Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Matthew R Gilbertson, August 28, 2010
3. Duck Creek Aqueduct
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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