Medora Covered Bridge, built in 1875 by master builder J.J. Daniels, is the longest three-span covered bridge in the world. Located near Medora on the East Fork of the White River near State Road 235, this bridge was once called the Dark Bridge, because there are no windows. A renovation in 2011 brought the bridge back to its former glory. Several events are held yearly on the bridge by the Friends of the Medora Covered Bridge Society.
Shieldstown Covered Bridge, the fourth and last covered bridge constructed in Jackson County, was built in 1876 and is 355 feet long. The bridge carried traffic until 1980 and is located approximately 1 mile north of Highway 50 west on County Road 200 North. This bridge is scheduled for renovation in the summer of 2014.
Six Counties. Nine Bridges. One Great Trail. Whether you drive the Loop and make it a long weekend or a day-long adventure, the approximately 216-mile self-guided driving route features nine historic covered bridges in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings and Lawrence counties.
The Indiana Covered Bridge Loop brochure serves as your information guide and is complete with a map, GPS coordinates and a brief description accompanied by bridge photos. For more information call the Jackson County Visitor Center at 855-524-1914.