Covered bridges are beautiful in their own right but they can also be beautiful for their community. Built in 1932 the Crawfordsville covered bridge became a working bridge, enabling folks to travel across the Calopooia River by foot, wagon, truck or car.
However, in 1963 the bridge was bypassed with a new highway along side of it. But as luck would have it from that change forward the bridge became a beautiful walkway for pedestrians plus a nice picnic area with a view of the river.
Plus the bridge became a new celebratory arena now known as Bridge Day. It happens once every year during the summer --where the locals get together festively enjoying socialization, food and vendors.
All is good that ends well. At age eighty-two the bridge remains an icon of the community.
Bridge Day set for August 23, 2014, Saturday