Investigators found signs that a flammable liquid was used to start the fire, which reduced the foot-long bridge to burned timbers that collapsed into the creek, he said.
After the fire was reported, sheriff's deputies who were sent to the county's other covered bridges to check on their safety arrested a man who was near another of the wooden spans, Sheriff Charles Bollinger said. The man, who has a previous arson conviction, was being questioned in the fire, Bollinger said.
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Authorities, who did not release the man's name, were holding him on a parole violation charge. Bollinger said that once investigators finish their work, the case would be turned over to county prosecutors to decide whether criminal charges will be filed. The bridge, which was built in about 15 miles northeast of Terre Haute, was open only to pedestrian traffic.
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It was among 31 covered bridges in Parke County, which is the site of an annual fall festival that draws thousands of people to view the historic structures. Although the bridge was lost, firefighters were able to prevent damage to an s era grist mill next to it, Johnson said.
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The real covered bridge enthusiasts and those who have been charmed by the tour will love the Covered Bridge Art Gallery in downtown Rockville. A historic structure in its own right built in , the gallery houses works by approximately 30 local artists.
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Filling parks and public spaces, these artworks are waiting to frame your face. Your tour includes a free PhotoVision App for all of your customers. The photos they snap are saved by the App and PhotoVision will produce a unique video for each traveler.
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Afternoon: Enjoy lunch at the Beef House Restaurant in Covington, which serves only the finest beef cooked over hardwood briquettes on an open-hearth charcoal broiler. First, you dine at the Mayberry Cafe , a friendly family restaurant with home-cooked food just like Aunt Bee put on the table for Andy and Opie.
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Next, you enjoy a private movie showing at the Historic Royal Theatre. They have been showing films here since and use the latest technology to provide you a quality experience with a retro film — ask for a list of choices.
Movie night comes with a bottomless bag of fresh popcorn. Morning: This morning begins with a tour of the Purdue University campus.
It was founded in after a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue.