Neet Covered Bridge facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNeet Covered Bridge
|Crosses||Little Raccoon Creek|
|Locale||Parke, Indiana, United States|
|Official name||Neet Covered Bridge|
|Other name(s)||Dietrich Bridge|
|Named for||Joseph W. Neet or Robert E. Detrich|
|Maintained by||Parke County|
|Design||National Register of Historic Places|
|Total length||144 ft (44 m)126ft +9ft overhangs on each end|
|Width||16 ft (4.9 m)|
|Height||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Constructed by||J. J. Daniels|
|MPS||Parke County Covered Bridges TR|
|NRHP reference No.||78000405|
|Added to NRHP||Dec 22, 1978|
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It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
This was the last bridge contracted by Joseph J. Daniels, he was 78 at the time, though he may have been the builder of the Roseville-Coxville Covered Bridge built 6 years later that had been contracted by J.P. Van Fossen. He would have been 84 years old by this time.
The 1908 Atlas of Parke County doesn't show any property near the bridge being owned by anyone in the Neet family while Enoch Shrigley referred to it as the Joe Neet Bridge. Joseph W. Neet had been born in 1862 and owned 176 acres in section 33, the bridge is on the west side of section 33. George M. Neet, born in 1869, rented 20 acres north of the bridge. Robert E. Detrich later owned property at the bridge through 1959 and by 1990 owned 40 acres further from the bridge which is listed as Detrich Tree Farm.
The Central Indiana Railroad crossed Little Raccoon Creek just north of the bridge.
On March 25, 1989 Rockville Boy Scout Troop 469 repainted the bridge with 4 gallons of paint. A note on the bridge credits Ted Gahimer, Bruce Girdler, Matt Garrett, and Shawn Taylor as the painters. As of 2010 the bridge and area around it were being maintained by neighbors Bob Lowdermilk and John Tilton.
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