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Huffman Mill, Perry County

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Inventory Number: IN/14-62-01 / IN-74-01
County: Perry County / Spencer County
Township: Anderson - Harrison
Town/Village: Huffman
Bridge Name: Huffman Mill
Crosses: Anderson River
Truss type: Burr
Spans: 1
Length: 136' floor, 156' roofline
Roadway Width:
Built: 1864
Builder: William T. Washer
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N38 06.240
Longitude: W086 46.628
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Directions: At Huffman on a bypassed section of Huffman Mill Rd.

Huffman Mill Bridge, Anderson-Harrison, Perry & Spencer Counties, IN Built 1864
Bill & Jenn Caswell Photo, November 13, 2019


Huffman Mill Bridge, Anderson-Harrison, Perry & Spencer Counties, IN Built 1864
Richard Donovan / Trish Kane Collection


Huffman Mill Bridge, Anderson-Harrison, Perry & Spencer Counties, IN Built 1864
Dale J. Travis Photo


Huffman Mill Bridge, Anderson-Harrison, Perry & Spencer Counties, IN Built 1864
Bill & Jenn Caswell Photo, November 13, 2019

Comments:
7-5S-3W. This bridge is 15' 6" wide and 11' 6" high. Built in 1864 for the sum of $5,700 by William T. Washer, this bridge was named for its close proximity to the nearby Mill, which was built by George Huffman. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Sources:
Ketcham, Bryan E.. Covered Bridges on the Byways of Indiana, 1949, page 27
Gould, George E.. Indiana's Covered Bridges Thru the Years, 1977
County History Preservation Society (no longer accessible). Covered Bridges of Indiana, 2002, http://www.countyhistory.com/coveredbridge/perry5.htm
Travis, Dale. 'Indiana Covered Bridges List', updated to 11 Feb 2005, http://www.dalejtravis.com/cblist/cbin.htm (8 Mar 2005)
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 26

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