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Zacke Cox Covered Bridge
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Zacke Cox Covered Bridge
Coordinates 39°41′42.42″N 87°17′9.44″W / 39.6951167°N 87.2859556°W / 39.6951167; -87.2859556Coordinates: 39°41′42.42″N 87°17′9.44″W / 39.6951167°N 87.2859556°W / 39.6951167; -87.2859556
Carries Tickridge Road
Crosses Rock Run Creek
Locale Parke, Indiana, United States
Official name Zacke Cox Covered Bridge
Named for Zachariah M. Cox
Maintained by Parke County
NBI Number 6100051
Characteristics
Design National Register of Historic Places
Total length 72 ft (22 m)54ft +9ft overhangs on each end
Width 15 ft (4.6 m)
Height 14 ft (4.3 m)
History
Constructed by Britton, J.A.
Rebuilt 1989, 1991 $6,000, 2002
MPS Parke County Covered Bridges TR
NRHP reference No. 78000416
Added to NRHP Dec 22, 1978

The Zacke Cox Covered Bridge is east of Mecca, Indiana. The single span Burr Arch Truss covered bridge structure was built by Joseph A. Britton in 1908.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

History

Zachariah M. Cox was born in almost due north of this bridge in Coloma in 1857. His father was E.T. Cox and his family was quite prominent in Parke County with various family members owning nearly 1000 acres of land near the bridge.

Northwest of the mine is an old clay strip mine and coal and slate outcroppings can be viewed south of the bridge.

This bridge, along with the Harry Evans Covered Bridge and the Weisner Covered Bridge, all built by J.A. Britton, lack the traditional Britton Portals. Instead, they have a more semi-arched portal that more resembles the Hendricks Portals of the Wilkins Mill Covered Bridge or the Rush Creek Covered Bridge.

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