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

Portland Mills Covered Bridge

 
 
Portland Mills Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
1. Portland Mills Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. Built 1856 by Henry Wolfe to Burr arch truss design. Moved here 1961 to replace Dooley Station Bridge. Restored and reopened 1996. Horizontal yellow poplar siding replaced with pine; oak arches; new cedar shingles; concrete abutments. Listed in National Register of Historic Places with Parke County covered bridges 1978.
 
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
Portland Mills Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
2. Portland Mills Covered Bridge
The marker is located at the west end of the bridge
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Birthplace of Mordecai Brown (approx. 6.5 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
 
Portland Mills Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
3. Portland Mills Covered Bridge
East end of the bridge
Portland Mills Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
4. Portland Mills Covered Bridge
View to west along County Road E 650N
Little Raccoon Creek image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
5. Little Raccoon Creek
View to south from the bridge
Portland Mills Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
6. Portland Mills Covered Bridge
South elevation of bridge as viewed
from Little Raccoon Creek
 
 
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 316 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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