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Cataract Falls Covered Bridge
Cataract Covered Bridge, southern side.jpg
Coordinates 39°26′00″N 86°48′47″W / 39.43333°N 86.81306°W / 39.43333; -86.81306Coordinates: 39°26′00″N 86°48′47″W / 39.43333°N 86.81306°W / 39.43333; -86.81306
Crosses Mill Creek (formerly known as Eel River)
Locale Owen County, Indiana, United States
NBI Number INNBI 6000029
Characteristics
Design U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Total length 140.1 ft (42.7 m)(total length)
Width 13.5 m (44 ft)
Height 12.5 ft (3.8 m)
History
Constructed by Smith Bridge Co.
NRHP reference No. 05000339
Added to NRHP 2005

The Cataract Falls Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans Mill Creek in Lieber State Recreation Area, Owen County, Indiana. Built in 1876 by the Smith Bridge company of Toledo, Ohio, it was at one time one of the most famous and photographed covered bridges in the United States. It is the only remaining one in Owen County.

Since the road bypassed the bridge in 1988, it is only open to pedestrians. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

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