The Bridgeton Covered Bridge Is “Indiana’s Most Famous Covered Bridge”

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The Bridgeton Bridge with waterfall at the Bridgeton Mill 2019

The Bridgeton covered bridge crosses over the mill pond which is created by the mill dam. This puts it just above the waterfall. I like to call it the “Dam Waterfall”.

The covered bridge being over a waterfall makes it Indiana‘s Most Famous Covered Bridge.

  • The Bridgeton dam is 9 feet tall and 220 feet long.
  • The Waterfall is 200 feet long - the foundation of the Bridgeton mill is actually part of the dam.
  • The covered bridge is 261 feet long. (The postcards say 245 feet).
  • The Bridgeton bridge is a double span Burr Arch originally built by J.J. Daniels in 1868.
  • The Bridgeton covered bridge was "set aside" or closed to traffic in 1968.
  • It was burnt down in 2005 and rebuilt by the good people of the community in 2006.

Of course, the Historic Bridgeton Mill sits on the end of the dam.
This gives us the view that makes us famous…….

A Covered Bridge
Over A Waterfall
and a Proud Old Mill
Setting on the Hill
Overlooking it All