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West Union Bridge, Spanning Sugar Creek, CR 525W, West Union, Parke County, IN

West Union Bridge, Spanning Sugar Creek, CR 525W, West Union, Parke County, IN

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Significance: Local bridge builder J.J. Daniels built the West Union Bridge in 1876 to replace a washed out bridge. Daniels built nearly sixty covered bridges in Indiana between 1855 and ca. 1900. The bridge is 315' long, making it the longest in the county. The West Union Bridge is an excellent example of the Burr arch-truss and the accomplishments and ingenuity of Daniels.
Survey number: HAER IN-105
Building/structure dates: 1876 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1964 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1976 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1977 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78000414



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Daniels, Joseph J, designer/builder
Burr, Theodore
Yule, Robert B
Snowden, Juliet
Kuhn, Enos
Hunt, J P
Daniels, Stephen
Long, Stephen H
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Marston, Christopher, project manager
Federal Highway Administration, sponsor




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