Bridges of Indiana's Counties - Franklin Co. - #16 Snow Hill

Snow Hill Covered Bridge, Franklin Co, Indiana
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What I remember most about the Snow Hill Covered Bridge is how close it sits to a fairly busy road in Franklin County.

Most covered bridges are off the beaten path. Johnson Fork Road runs right next to the bridge, straight north of an exit from I-74 in southeast Indiana.

Just when you don't expect it, there it is.  It didn't look natural to me at first until we stopped and I could walk around.

It spans the Johnson Fork of the Whitewater River.

Refurbished in 2010 and 11
  6/24/2011      (dwm)
You may recall the Whitewater Canal running through the Whitewater River Canal.  The Aqueduct Covered Bridge was built as part of the canal (September 14, 2017 blog post).  The Johnson Fork flows south until the confluence with the Whitewater near the Indiana - Ohio state line.

It is 123 years old.  It's gotten a few touch-ups and some major surgery - not all of it cosmetic.

There it sits.  Ready to work without calling attention to itself.  It seems true to the original spirit of these structures.

Snow Hill Bridge over the Johnson
Fork of Whitewater River. (dwm)
The contractors built them to do a job and do it well with the best technology available at the time so it would last.

The Snow Hill Bridge is apparently also known as the Johnson Fork Covered Bridge, but I didn't see any reference to that name in the directory I used to find it back in 2011.

I think Snow Hill is a great name and more memorable.

Franklin Co, Indiana
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Traveling toward Cincinnati?  Take a short side trip up Johnson Fork Road to see this unassuming slice of history.

Bridge Facts

Snow Hill Bridge
Built:  1879
Style:  Howe Truss
Length:  75 feet over the Johnson Fork of Whitewater River

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