Ackley Covered Bridge

Ackley, Joshua, 1804-1881 and Clouse, Daniel, 1811-18951832/1832

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

In addition to lending some charm, covering a bridge protects its wooden truss work from weather, extending the structure's service life. Joshua Ackley and Daniel Clouse built the Ackley Covered Bridge in 1832, across Wheeling Creek in southwestern Pennsylvania. Henry Ford acquired the bridge in 1937, when it was scheduled to be torn down, and moved it to Greenfield Village.


  • Title: Ackley Covered Bridge
  • Creator: Ackley, Joshua, 1804-1881, Clouse, Daniel, 1811-1895
  • Date: 1832
  • Date Created: 1832/1832
  • Location: United States, Pennsylvania, West Finley
  • Subject Keywords: Covered bridges
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=80832
  • Object Name: Covered bridge
  • Object ID: 37.799.1
  • Image ID: THF1914
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Elizabeth L. Evans.

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