Torch passes through covered bridge country

Parke County torch (provided  photo)
Parke County torch (provided photo)

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The last few days in the Wabash Valley might be known as Bicentennial Days.

The torch that is traveling across the state to honor Indiana’s 200th Anniversary of statehood has made stops in local cities and counties this week.

In Parke County, torch runners and walkers celebrated not only Indiana’s birthday but also the 10th year birthday for the rebuilt Bridgeton Covered Bridge.

An arsonist burned the bridge in 2005, and the new bridge in it’s placed opened in 2006.

The State Bicentennial Committee called the bridge a fitting final stop in Parke County since the county is considered the Covered Bridge Capital of the World.

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