Near Waveland in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Portland Mills Covered Bridge
Erected 1998 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Portland Mills Homecoming Association. (Marker Number 61.1998.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 51.644′ N, 87° 5.372′ W. Marker is near Waveland, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road E 650N and Saddle Club Road, on the right when traveling east on County Road E 650N. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waveland IN 47989, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turkey Run (approx. 6.1 miles away); Dorothy Madden Hobson Luther (approx. 6.2 miles away); State Sanatorium Covered Bridge (approx. 6.3 miles away); First Church Built in Parke County Indiana Birthplace of Mordecai Brown (approx. 6½ miles away); The Batty Mine Location (approx. 6.8 miles away); Portland Mills (approx. 7 miles away); Foundation Rock (approx. 7 miles away).
Regarding Portland Mills Covered Bridge. Dooley Station Bridge, the previous bridge that crossed the Little Raccoon Creek at this location, was destroyed by arson in 1960. At that time, the Portland Mills Covered Bridge was being removed eight miles to the southeast in advance of the bridge and the community of Portland Mills being inundated by the damming of Big Raccoon Creek and the creation of Cecil M. Harden Lake. The Portland Mills Covered Bridge was disassembled, moved to this location, and reassembled over Little Raccoon Creek.
Also see . . . Portland Mills Covered Bridge - Wikipedia entry. Includes photographs of the damaged bridge before its renovation in 1996. (Submitted on October 16, 2013.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 330 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.