The Medora Covered Bridge is the longest spanning historic covered bridge in the U.S. and the only triple span covered bridge left in the world. (See the Longest Bridge page of this website for length comparisons.)
The bridge is located one mile east of Medora, IN on SR 235 spanning the East Fork of the White River.
It was built in 1875 by Joseph J. Daniels.
It took nine months to build.
The cost was: $18,142.00.
It is a Burr Arch truss design with multiple king posts and lateral braces.
It was closed to traffic in 1972.
It was once called the Dark Bridge because there are no windows.
The primary reason for covering bridges was weather protection.
There is a picnic area and a boat ramp at the west end with room for RV's to turn around.
The bridge is handicap accessible.
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