Dash cam video showing the Rob Roy Covered bridge that was repaired and re-opened to traffic in the summer of 2017.
Sagamore Parkway Eastbound Bridge demolition July 12, 2016.
Today, July 12th, 2016, one of the road bridges, over the Wabash River, was demolished, using explosives. This is the latest phase in the reconstruction project, of the bridge carrying the east bound carriageway of Sagamore Parkway, formerly US52, from West Lafayette to Lafayette, Indiana.
River Road, Old State Road 43, which is situated next the Wabash River, and passes under the bridge, has been closed from Monday July 11, 2016, for approximately one month.
Traffic from the east bound bridge has been diverted onto the other, west bound bridge, temporarily. The deck had previously been stripped off of the bridge framework, and the most easterly span was removed, before the framework was demolished, at approximately 9AM, on the 12th. Crews have been given 24 hours to remove the debris from the river.
The east bound bridge is situated south of the west bound bridge, and was constructed in 1936, and is therefore older than the west bound bridge. The two bridges are of completely different designs.
We are looking forward to visiting the 48th Annual Wolcott Summer Festival, on Monday, July 4, 2016.
The Annual Wolcott Summer Festival started in 1969 when the town of Wolcott experienced several disastrous fires and some of the citizens pondered on how to perk up the town’s spirit. “Why not a festival like we had in 1961 to celebrate the town’s Centennial.” July 4th was suggested and what would be better than to celebrate our town and the birthday of the United States at our festival. It was done! And Wolcott Summer Festival began…
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This annual festival features a classic car and a tractor show, and live music on stage. This year featuring one of my favorite bands, the Groove Catz.
If you didn’t know, the annual Strawberry Festival will be held this coming weekend, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
The Festival runs June 10, through the 12th, 2016.
(Pictures from 2013 Festival – by cjp02 on FLICKR)
With great entertainment, a flea market, tractor show, and on Sunday, a large classic car show, there is plenty for people of all ages. My favorite part is the car show, on Sunday.
Checkout their website for schedule and much more:-
This interesting bridge is of Warren Deck Truss construction. It was built in 1936, has a total span of 982 feet, and carries the east bound carriageways of US52, from West Lafayette to Lafayette, across the Wabash River and State Road 43, at Lafayette, in Indiana. http://bridgehunter.com/in/tippecanoe/19010/
As I type this, at the end of May 2016, work is about to begin to remove and replace this old bridge. The structure and superstructure are deemed to be structurally deficient, and also the construction is similar the I35W bridge in Minnesota that collapsed suddenly in August 2007. http://bridgehunter.com/mn/hennepin/mississippi-35w/
The pictures were taken from underneath the bridges, besides State Road 43, May 30th, 2016.
GPS: 40.451664, -86.895164
COVINGTON, Ind. — The 25th annual Covington Apple Fest will fill the square around the Fountain County Courthouse on Saturday.
The day’s events actually start at 7 a.m. with the Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast at the fire station. It will be served until 10 a.m. EDT.
At 8 a.m. EDT, a bicycle tour sponsored by the Fountain Trust Co. will pedal off. Call the Covington Banking Center at (765) 793-2237 for information.
Events begin with a 9:45 a.m. EDT welcome from Mayor Brad Crain. Vendors will be set up around the courthouse until 5 p.m. EDT.
The Little Miss Apple of Your Eye and Johnny Appleseed contest will begin at 10 a.m. EDT. Registration for boys and girls ages 4-8 begins runs 9-9:30 a.m. EDT at festival headquarters.
A car, truck and motorcycle show runs during the event. Registration will be 9-11 a.m. EDT with trophies awarded at 2 p.m.
Tours of the historic courthouse murals by Kay Hunter are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The 1842 Fountain County Clerk’s Building/Museum at 516 Fourth St. will be open all day as well.
The Masonic Fish Fry will close out the day, serving from noon until 6:30 p.m. EDT at the fire station.
(All times EDT)
• 9:45 a.m. — Welcome; City of Covington Mayor and 2015 Apple Fest Queen
• 10-10:30 a.m. — Johnny Appleseed & Little Miss Apple of Your Eye Contest
• 10:30-11 a.m. — Joseph White, balloon artist, story teller, magician
• 11-11:30 a.m. — Covington High School Band
• 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Wabash Valley Area Band
• 12:30-1 p.m. — Forgiven
• 1:15-1:45 p.m. — Friendship Circle Center Line Dancers
• 2-2:45 p.m. — Curt Kiser
• 3-3:30 p.m. — Shozet Keller-Stump
• 3:30-4 p.m. — Sweet Adelines
• 4-5 p.m. — Kasey Burton
This report about the festival from the Commercial News:
Today, September 11th, 2015, is the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attack, known as 9-11.
There is a memorial, in Rensselaer, Indiana, to the men and women that lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that happened on September 11th, 2001. This monument was dedicated on September 6 2012, and includes two pieces of the World Trade Center, as a monument to all who lost their lives there, at the Pentagon and on United Flight 93, that crashed in rural Pennsylvania.
The monument is facing the Jasper County Court House, in front of the Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department building, on the corner of South Cullen and East Harrison Streets, in downtown Rensselaer, Indiana.
Text on the memorial:
IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO
LOST THEIR LIVES AND TO
THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO
SAVE SO MANY OTHERS ON
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
THEIR COURAGE AND LOVE OF
OUR COUNTRY WILL BE A SOURCE
OF STRENGTH AND COMFORT
TO OUR GREAT NATION
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Physical address of memorial:
203 S. Cullen St
Rensselaer, Indiana USA
Rensselaer Republican Newspaper Website for more information: (visit link)
RVFD unveils Sept.11 memorial (visit link)
City of Rensselaer Fire Department (visit link)
RVFD Online (visit link)
This memorial on Waymarking.com