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The Historic Cataract Covered Bridge Editor's Pick   The Historic Cataract Covered Bridge
The Historic Cataract Covered Bridge
5-image HDR f/22, ISO 100, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm.
The covered bridge at Cataract Falls (Cloverdale,IN) originally constructed in 1876 to span Mill Creek, was removed from its resting spot across the creek a couple of years ago. This fragile, 140-foot historic treasure needed some major restoration, due to years of rot and termite damage. In addition, there was work to do around the bridge; restoring the abutments, wing walls and approach embankments and placing rip-rap on the slopes. The Department of Natural Resources played a significant role in the historical preservation and restoration of the Cataract Covered Bridge. In spring 2005, DNR staff were able to list the Cataract Covered Bridge on the National Register of Historic Places. Do you remember the famous Anheuser-Busch beer commercial with the Clydesdale horses pulling a wagon through the bridge? It was THIS bridge! (

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Leslie McLain
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    Beautiful capture, Rona.

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11/1/2012 4:27:29 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
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11/1/2012 5:59:06 AM

Lindley Johnson
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Love the history you shared with us! The composition, color, and light are all wonderful, Rona.

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11/1/2012 7:56:01 AM

Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Your gallery is looking so fantastic Rona with all these places and views. This Cataract bridge view looks so refreshingly beautiful and you've chosen a perfect day witb wondrous light. So great to have the restoration done here and so worth it.

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11/1/2012 8:28:42 AM

Carol L. Fowler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/7/2008

Beautiful covered bridge- and the history is fascinating. (I am toasting an AB beer to you! LOL)

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11/1/2012 12:12:30 PM

Terry Cervi
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What beautiful, brilliant colors and composition, Rona!! Gorgeous work!

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11/1/2012 5:36:35 PM

Ellen Hodges
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/19/2005

Absolutely gorgeous in every way!! Love the bg info, too, Rona!!!

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11/4/2012 6:38:18 PM

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