September 2005

Franklin County IN - Aqueduct Covered Bridge
18900 S Main St
Metamora, IN

The Aqueduct Covered Bridge, also known as the Duck Creek Aqueduct, is the only known covered wooden aqueduct still operating in the United States and was once featured in Ripley's "Believe it or Not." Located in Section 36, Township 12 North, and Range 12 East, Franklin County, the Aqueduct conveys the Whitewater Canal over Duck Creek, which is 16 feet below. Located in the Metamora Historic District, this single span Burr Arch Truss structure is 60 feet long and was built in 1847; the first Aqueduct on this site was built in 1843 and destroyed by floodwater in 1847. The Aqueduct Covered Bridge is included within two National Historic Registers listings: added in 1973 as part of the Whitewater Canal Historic District and in 1992 Metamora part of the Metamora Historic District. The bridge, which was restored between 1946 and 1949, was listed as #14-24-11 in the 1972 World Guide.  From Snow Hill Bridge we wound our way back to US52 by going south on Johnson's Fork Road and turning right on New Trenton Road that leads to US52.  We went north through Brookville.  The bridge is located in Metamora in a park along the old Whitewater Canal.

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