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Matthews Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival

Walk or drive through the 1877 bridge for unique craft exhibits, live entertainment, a variety of food vendors, antique engines,  a steam-powered sawmill, an antique tractor pull and the world famous Matthews Lions Club frosted malts!  Admission $2, 10 and under free.  Free parking.  Friday events 11am-9pm, Saturday events from 9am-9pm, and Sunday events from…

Cumberland Covered Bridge

The 181-foot covered timbered bridge, built in 1877 and restored in 1999, spans the Mississinewa River at Matthews and is the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County. It was swept from its abutments by the great 1913 flood, and floated a quarter mile downstream. It was later returned to its abutments by horses. The…