The Historic Cataract Covered Bridge

© Rona L. Schwarz

The Historic Cataract Covered Bridge

Leslie McLain Student 11/1/2012 4:27:29 AM

Beautiful capture, Rona. #1495741

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

Beautiful!!! #10398855

Lindley Johnson 11/1/2012 7:56:01 AM

Love the history you shared with us! The composition, color, and light are all wonderful, Rona. #10399033

Reynaldo D. Reyes 11/1/2012 8:28:42 AM

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. #10399096

Carol L. Fowler 11/1/2012 12:12:30 PM

Beautiful covered bridge- and the history is fascinating. (I am toasting an AB beer to you! LOL) #10399606

Terry Cervi 11/1/2012 5:36:35 PM

What beautiful, brilliant colors and composition, Rona!! Gorgeous work! #10400157

Ellen Hodges 11/4/2012 6:38:18 PM

Absolutely gorgeous in every way!! Love the bg info, too, Rona!!! #10404377

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Description

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! (http://www.in.gov/dnr/public/septoct05/story1.htm)

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