Bridgeton Covered Bridge and Mill, Bridgeton, Indiana

Drive - Walk - Bicycle Through History!

This new guide will help you easily locate, explore and enjoy the thirty-one historic covered bridges in Parke County.

Each of the 72 pages in this book is packed with information about the covered bridges of Parke County, including:

  • Covered bridge history and design
  • Biographies of the bridge builders
  • Color coded routes and locations
  • Specification information for each bridge
  • Interesting facts about the bridge and surroundings
  • Multiple full-color photographs of each bridge
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates are provided for easy navigation

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About the Author - Harold Rau

Harold RauMany of the author’s images have been used in a variety of publications and sold as framed enlargements over the years. The author has published one photographic book of them entitled Barns, Bridges and Grist Mills - A Visual Journey Back in Time. Jointly with his wife, Eva, also a professional photographer, they co-authored Red Rock Country, a collection of photographs of Northern Arizona, including Sedona, Monument Valley and Upper Antelope Canyon.

The book, "A Guide to the Covered Bridges Of Parke County, Indiana" and all associated products are produced by Rau Imaging, Inc. of Wildwood, Missouri and printed in the United States of America.

A Guide to the Covered Bridges of Parke County, Indiana

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Reader Comments

My wife, Nancy, and I first visited the covered bridges of Parke County in the fall of 1967. We joined the Indiana Covered Bridge Society at the ICBS booth at the Covered Bridge Festival. We've re-visited Parke County many times. Over the years, we've collected several "guides" (typed/mimeographed/stapled papers, pamphlets, and paperback and hardback books). None compare in quality to yours. The photographs are gorgeous. The cover and binding should stand up to rugged use by travelers visiting the bridges. Inclusion of the bridges' G.P.S. coordinates identifies this as a 21st century book. The four-page discussion of covered bridge design and builders is just the right length. I really like the pair-of-pages-for-each-bridge layout and the "History" paragraphs associated with each bridge. This is the "essential" guide to Parke County and its covered bridges. - Bill Brandenburg, Member, Indiana Covered Bridge Society

Just want to drop you a short note to say how much I enjoyed and used your Guide to the Covered Bridges of Parke County. My husband and I visited 9 bridges one day and 1 more as we left the area the following morning. I used your book to map out what we could fit into our allotted time. It is by far the best resource available for anyone wanting to visit the Parke County covered bridges. Your photographs are excellent and after visiting I appreciate the effort required to get some of the shots. I will keep the book and perhaps on another trip back to the land of our roots, we’ll be able to visit a few more. - Linnea Schlobohm

Harold, I purchased your book last week at the Parke County Maple Festival and just finished reading it. I want you to know how much I enjoyed your book. I live one county north of Parke County and haven't seen all the bridges even though I've lived near them all my life. I look forward to making a couple trips and visiting each one with your guide book in hand. Great work! - Joe

Harold, A really great presentation of the Covered Bridges of Parke County. Covered bridges are a hobby of mine and I have a fairly nice library. I'm very happy to have this book in my collection. These are the best photos I've seen! - Edward