Hey, MAC,

Why is the Darlington Covered Bridge a National Historical site but the Deer's Mill Covered Bridge is not?

Troubled about bridges over water


Dear Troubled,

John Dale, the Darlington Public Library librarian, said application has to be made for a place to be designated a National Historic Site.

This is what I learned:

Anyone can prepare the nomination. Nominations are submitted to State Historic Preservation offices. The office in Indiana is operated by the Department of Natural Resources (http://www.state.in.us/dnr/historic/).

After review, the nomination may be sent to the Keeper of the National Register.

The Darlington Covered Bridge was nominated and was eventually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

The Deer's Mill Bridge has not been listed, so perhaps someone needs to nominate it.

Thanks for your question!


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