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Jeffries Ford, Parke County

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Inventory Number: IN/14-61-03x
Parke County Number: PC-09
County: Parke County
Township: Raccoon
Town/Village: Bridgeton
Bridge Name: Jeffries Ford
Crosses: Big Raccoon Creek
Truss type: Burr
Spans: 2
Length: 222'
Roadway Width:
Built: 1915
Builder: Joseph A. Britton
When Lost: 2 Apr 2002
Cause: Arson
Latitude: N39 37.81
Longitude: W087 12.50
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Topographic map of the area
Directions: 2.4 miles south-southwest of Bridgeton on CR320E, then 0.5 miles left on CR150E. Southwest of Bridgeton [29-14N-7W].
Comments:

Jeffries Ford Bridge, Raccoon, Parke County, IN Built 1915 Arson 2 Apr 2002
Richard Donovan / Trish Kane Collection


Jeffries Ford Bridge, Raccoon, Parke County, IN Built 1915 Arson 2 Apr 2002
Dale J. Travis Photo


Jeffries Ford Bridge, Raccoon, Parke County, IN Built 1915 Arson 2 Apr 2002
Joseph Conwill Photo, April 17, 1977


Jeffries Ford Bridge, Raccoon, Parke County, IN Built 1915 Arson 2 Apr 2002
H. M. Mackenzie Photo, October 1953

Sources:
Ketcham, Bryan E.. Covered Bridges on the Byways of Indiana, 1949, pages 84, 214
Gould, George E.. Indiana's Covered Bridges Thru the Years, 1977
Trish Kane.
County History Preservation Society (no longer accessible). Covered Bridges of Indiana, 2002, http://www.countyhistory.com/coveredbridge/parke/jeffriesford.htm

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