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The original idea for wooden Plank Roads came from Russia to Canada in the 1830’s and became, for a short time, a popular method of road construction spreading, in the 1840’s, to the US. Some disappeared, others are now just trails, many became paved roads but in many cases the name stuck and you can still find signs to indicate that the road was once a "Plank Road"
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A plaque, road sign or other evidence (e.g. remaining planks) indicating that a road was once constructed with wooden planks. The road must have been originally designed for vehicles - no pedestrian walkways, boardwalks etc. should be placed in this category.

Wooden Plank bridges are permitted in this category but only if the bridge was designed for road vehicles and if there are still wooden planks visible.
Instructions for Posting a Plank Roads Waymark:
Find, and post the coordinates and a picture of a plaque or road sign indicating that a road was once built with wooden planks. Include the location and any information you can find on its history. If you're lucky enough to find any remaining planks, post a picture of these. In the case of plank bridges make sure your picture includes the wooden planks and that the bridge was designed for road vehicles.

One waymark per location although different signs at different locations along the same road are allowed if separated by at least a mile.
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Plank RoadsCurlew Bridge - Curlew, WA

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The main entrance to Curlew off Highway 21, this Parker Truss bridge was built in 1908 by William Oliver of Spokane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 6/29/2016

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsJuhles Mt Rd, MNCW, NSW, Australia

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Where Juhles Mountain Road crosses an unnamed creek, on the Mid North Coast Wander geocache series, is another wooden plank bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsFords Rd/Pipeclay Ck, MNCW, Moorland, NSW, Australia

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This single-lane, single-span plank bridge, crosses Pipeclay Creek, on Fords Road, and is regularly flooded. It is also right beside #115 of the Mid North Coast Wander geocaching series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsBack Creek, Bendoura, NSW

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A wooden plank bridge on Wallace Gap Road crosses Back Creek at this point.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 3/27/2016

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsUpsalls Creek, Kendall, NSW, Australia

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This is one of the few wooden plank bridges on the route to Swans Crossing, inland of Kendall, on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 3/12/2016

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsOceanic Dr (former plank road) - City Beach, Western Australia

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The location of a former plank road

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 12/18/2015

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsMcKillops Bridge, Deddick Valley, Victoria, Australia

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A planked bridge over the Snowy River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 12/14/2015

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsManning River, "Tiri Creek", NSW, Australia

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Situated over the delightful Manning River at Tiri Creek is this low level, log beam, multi-span wooden bridge. Local hard wood is used for the spanning logs (unsawn) as well as the surface boards.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 11/26/2015

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPont Benoit Fortin

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Passerelle à une voie sur la rivière Rimouski. A single lane gayteway over Rimouski river.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 11/23/2015

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsLowe's Bridge - Guilford ME

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This bridge, built in 1857, was washed away by the flood of April 1, 1987. A modern covered bridge, patterned after the original, was built on the original abutments in 1990.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Maine

date approved: 10/1/2015

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsVaughan Creek Bridge - Saint John County, NB

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This is one of a pair of covered bridges within 100 metres of each other immediately east of the town of St. Martins, on the Bay of Fundy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2015

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsMemramcook River Bridge #4 - Westmorland County, NB

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Woooo Hoooo!! We actually found a New Brunswick Covered Bridge that CoveredBridgeGuy et al had not yet gotten to!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2015

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPont de Finfarine. Poiroux. France

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Pont de Finfarine

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lulu_et_compagnie

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 9/14/2015

last visited: 9/14/2015

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Plank RoadsCooopernook Wooden Bridge, NSW, Australia

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This is a well maintained 'continuous span' wooden bridge over the main northern railway line on the Mid North Coast of NSW. There is a large logging industry in the area, so no wonder such a bridge was built.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 7/18/2015

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPasserelle jardins de Chaumont (Centre Val de Loire, France)

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(fr) une passerelle en planches pour accéder aux jardins de Chaumont, passe par dessus la rue des argillons. (eng) a wooden walkway to access the gardens of Chaumont, passes over the street argillons

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragon Ball

location: Centre, France

date approved: 6/9/2015

last visited: 3/4/2016

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Plank Roadspont de la Boutonne - Voissay,Fr

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[EN] A plank bridge to access to the island of the lock. [FR] Un pont en planches pour acceder à l'ile de l'écluse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 6/8/2015

last visited: 6/8/2015

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Plank RoadsAire River Plank Bridge

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This plank bridge connects the east and west banks of the Aire River in Victoria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ThePacman

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 5/26/2015

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsNorth Salmo River Bridge - Ymir, BC

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Most people who pass by will never see this bridge, because...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 3/17/2015

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPerrine's Bridge - Rosendale, New York

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a plank road under the covered bridge located near Rosedale, New York, USA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: New York

date approved: 11/24/2014

last visited: 7/16/2016

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Plank RoadsTheodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge - Troy, MT

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December 17, 1912 was the day the first car crossed this historic bridge, giving people on the east side of the Kootenai River easier access to the town of Troy. Of three bridges built in the Kootenai Valley at the time, this is the only one extant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/5/2014

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsLouisa Street Bridge, Greenwood, BC

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We stumbled across another Bailey Bridge, this time in Canada's Smallest City, Greenwood, BC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsThe Red Bridge - Keremeos, BC

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This historic old bridge has been carrying traffic of one type or another over the Similkameen River for 107 years, as of 2014.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/9/2014

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsSimilkameen River Bailey Bridge - Keremeos, BC

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Keremeos, straddling Highway 3 as it meanders through the Similkameen River Valley, has a couple of interesting bridges, this bailey bridge and another west of town, known as the Red Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/9/2014

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsChopaka Road Bridge, Cawston, BC

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This bridge carries Chopaka Road over the Similkameen River 12 km. south of Cawston on Highway 3.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/7/2014

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPont de l'île Morris - Boisbriand, Qc

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Pont en bois situé sur le chemin de l'Île Morris.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member poildecarot

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 8/17/2014

last visited: 6/26/2016

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