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Duck Creek Aqueduct Covered Bridge
Society: Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1840-1849 DateCreated: 1839 19001-19041 Pennington Rd. Metamora State: IN Zip: 47030 Country: USA Website: Creator:

Duck Creek Aqueduct is a rare surviving example of a covered timber aqueduct. It was one of several similar structures on the Whitewater Canal, which operated between the Whitewater Valley and the Ohio River from 1839 to 1865. After being displaced by the railroad, the canal supplied hydraulic power for the industrial districts at Metamora and Brookville.

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Duck Creek Aqueduct
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1840-1849 DateCreated: 1846 Whitewater Canal Metamora State: IN Zip: 47030 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Duck-Creek-Aqueduct/ Creator: Hutchens, Charles

The significance of the 15-mile Whitewater Canal was not in its ability to create a profit, but rather its effect on the economic growth of the Whitewater River Valley, considered the gateway to the interior of Indiana. Before the canal, travel was challenging. Most waterways in Indiana were only navigable by canoe, and the alternative - horse and wagon - was difficult, slow and expensive.  

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1992
Image Credit: Public Domain (Author's Choice) Image Caption: Duck Creek Aqueduct Era_date_from: 1846
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