Williams Covered Bridge

Across the River

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Built in 1884, the Williams Covered Bridge is the longest double span covered bridge in Indiana.

On the National Register of Historic Places, the bridge crosses the East Fork of the White River on Huron & Williams Road and is sometimes known as the Lawrence County Covered Bridge as well.

On a covered bridge blogspot, Richard Tekulve notes that he has paddled the entire distance (190 miles) of the East Fork White River from Columbus to Petersburg and says that perhaps no stream in the state has as many bigger, older and historical structures still standing as this one does. All the older bridges were built before 1900 except the SR 11 Bridge. Beginning with the SR 11 bridge north of Seymour then progressing downstream you have; Shieldstown, Vallonia, Medora, Sparksville, Fort Ritner, Williams and Butler.

As an added bonus, the bridge is also said to be haunted by the ghost of a man who was crossing the bridge when his horse jumped into the water. It’s said if you are at the bridge at midnight, you can hear the neighing of a horse and the screams of a man as they fall into the river.

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Williams Covered Bridge
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