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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 RoadsSale Swing Bridge, Sale, Vic, Australia

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This wooden plank bridge is unique, in that it is also a moving wooden bridge south of Sale, in the Gippsland region of Victoria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 9/6/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsNarracan Ck - Falls, Vic, Australia

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This one-lane wooden plank bridge is just up from the Narracan Falls, about 10 km from the highway. Park for the Waterfall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 9/3/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPlank Road -- Tannehill Ironworks State Park, McCalla AL

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A planked boardwalk in the permanent swap meet store area of Tannehill Ironworks State Park gives a taste of the plank road that would have served nearby forges

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/26/2017

last visited: 7/26/2017

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Plank RoadsPipeclay Creek Rd, Coorabakh N/P, NSW, Australia

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Another wooden Plank Bridge that can be Found while doing the Mid North Coast Wander series of x 200 geocaches; on Pipeclay Creek Road, over Pipeclay Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 8/5/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsBunnoo River/Toms Creek Rd, Ellenborough, NSW, Australia

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Hardwoods from local logging would have been used for this Plank Bridge on Toms Creek Road, that crosses the Bunnoo River, south of Ellenborough.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 8/5/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsOld Habana Plank Road - La Habana, Cuba

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This plank road is part of the eastern end of Calle de la Obra Pia in Old Havana, Cuba.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Cuba

date approved: 3/28/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsCross Creek Bridge, Black Creek, NSW, Australia

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This is on Cross Creek Road, off of Black Creek Road, on the way to Kew Trig Point. Rather DODGY!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 3/8/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPeg Leg Creek, Tinonee, NSW, Australia

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On the Tinonee to Wingham road is this small, one-lane (now) wooden plank bridge that crosses Peg Leg Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsOldman River Bridge - Fort MacLeod, AB

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A fairly old bridge over a river named "Old", this bridge is a good fit for its location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 12/22/2016

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsBasin Creek bridge, Vic, Australia

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This is a simple single-span single-lane plank bridge over Basin Creek, in rural northern Victoria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 10/21/2016

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsLong Swamp Road Bridge - South Frontenac Township, Ontario

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This plank bridge crosses Cameron Creek and Long Swamp, which is the headwaters of the Napanee River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/11/2016

last visited: never

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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: 7/27/2017

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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: 7/17/2016

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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 Premium Member lulu_et_compagnie

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 9/14/2015

last visited: 4/5/2015

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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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