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Inventory Number: IN/14-61-20
Parke County Number: PC-05
County: Parke County
Township: Jackson
Town/Village: Mansfield
Bridge Name: Mansfield
Crosses: Big Raccoon Creek
Truss type: Burr
Spans: 2
Length: 247' floor, 279' roofline
Roadway Width:
Built: 1867
Builder: Joseph J. Daniels
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N39 40.537
Longitude: W087 06.108
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Directions: In the center of Mansfield, off Mill Rd., next to the Mansfield Mall.

Mansfield Bridge, Jackson, Parke County, IN Built 1867
Richard Donovan / Trish Kane Collection


Mansfield Bridge, Jackson, Parke County, IN Built 1867
Bill & Jenn Caswell Photo, November 14, 2019


Mansfield Bridge, Jackson, Parke County, IN Built 1867
Todd Clark Collection


Mansfield Bridge, Jackson, Parke County, IN Built 1867
Traugott Keller Photograph, September 1, 1966, NSPCB Archives

Comments:
[8-14N-6W]. One month after completing the Roseville Bridge, J.J. Daniels was asked to draw up plans for the bridge at Mansfield. He was awarded the contract for the bridge on December 7, 1866 and the county commissioners inspected the completed structure on September 4, 1867. The bridge underwent extensive repair work in 1980.
Sources:
Ketcham, Bryan E.. Covered Bridges on the Byways of Indiana, 1949, page 117
Gould, George E.. Indiana's Covered Bridges Thru the Years, 1977
County History Preservation Society (no longer accessible). Covered Bridges of Indiana, 2002, http://www.countyhistory.com/coveredbridge/parke/mansfield.htm
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 24
Rau, Harold. A Guide to the Covered Bridges of Parke County, Indiana, 2016, pags 34-35

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