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  Dunn's Bridge
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      Dunn's Bridge
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  • Dunn's Bridge - Kouts
      Dunn's Bridge
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The Legend of Dunn's Bridge
A little piece of history is rusting away quietly where it has spanned the waters of the Kankakee River for a century. Legend has it that Dunn's Bridge, just north of Tefft, Indiana, is constructed from steel salvaged from one of the late 19th century's most audacious engineering project--the gigantic mechanical wheel designed and constructed by George W. G. Ferris for the 1893 World's Fair. Since 1990 The historical significance of Dunn's Bridge -- and its link to North Judson -- has been recognized, and most importantly, the bridge has been the subject of an award winning restoration.

The Bridge is now in a small county park (mostly fishing access). A new bridge takes traffice across the river, but you may walk on the restored historic bridge. On a sunny day, it's a nice to get out and spend some time along the river.

Address: Most southern tip of the County (CR 500E)
Directions: Take SR 8 east from Kouts (abt 3 miles, 4.5 km) to Country Road 500E. Turn south (right) and travel until you reach the river. A county park is to the right, just as you see the new bridge.

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  • Updated Nov 1, 2007
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