Dinner on the Bridge planned in Medora


Tickets for the 10th Dinner on the Bridge, sponsored by Friends of the Medora Covered Bridge, are now available at the Jackson County Visitor Center, 100 N. Broadway St., Seymour.

The dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the bridge off of State Road 235 in Medora.

Tickets also may be purchased by sending a check for $25 per person to FMCBA, P.O. Box 132, Medora, IN 47260. A self-addressed stamped envelope is helpful but not required.

The meal, catered by Country Cookin’ of Salem, will feature roast beef and ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, two kinds of salad, rolls, homemade pie, iced tea, lemonade and water.

There also will be door prizes and musical guests Donna and Wes Griffin.

“This is always such an enjoyable event, and many people like to attend this dinner each year,” said Arann Banks, executive director of the visitor center. “We certainly understand why when you have the opportunity to share a meal on such a historic and beautiful site.”

This event usually sells out, so it is recommended that those who are interested in attending purchase their tickets soon. The 2020 event was not held because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 434-foot bridge, built in 1875 by Joseph J. Daniels of Rockville, was closed to traffic in 1972 but remains open to pedestrians and bicyclists today. The Burr truss design bridge took nine months to build and cost $18,142. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, the bridge was renovated in 2011.

It’s touted as the longest historic covered bridge in the country at 461 feet long and spans the East Fork White River parallel to State Road 235. Visitors from all 50 states and many countries around the world have visited it. The bridge draws an estimated 20,000 visitors each year.

For information about the bridge, visit medoracoveredbridge.com.

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