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Plank Roads
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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 RoadsSpencers Creek (Orphaned bridge) - Jerseyville, NSW, Australia

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This wooden deck bridge is now disused, but remains for local pedestrian traffic at Jerseyville, over Spencers Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 2/16/2018

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsSteele Bridge - Berowra Creek, Galston, NSW, Australia

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Named after a Major General who had instructed for a design for a quickly erected steel Truss Bridge, this Wooden Plank Bridge allows fire fighting vehicles (and hikers) access over Berowra Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/26/2018

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsTunks Creek Wooden Truss Bridge - Hornsby, NSW, Australia

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This Wooden Plank, Truss Bridge was built in 1893 to connect Galston to Hornsby, the other side of Galston gorge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/25/2018

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPont parc de la mairie - Saint Symphorien,France

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the plank bridge of the castle park le pont en planches du parc du chateau

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 1/11/2018

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPont aqueduc - Maille,France

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le pont de planche de l'aqueduc

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 1/8/2018

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsBulga Rd Plank Bridge - Bobin, NSW, Australia

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Where Bulga Road crosses Bobin Creek, on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, is a wooden plank bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MVMTBiker

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 1/6/2018

last visited: 7/11/2016

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Plank RoadsGranite Island Road - Victor Harbour - SA - Australia

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Granite Island Road, a causeway from Victor Harbour to Granite Island

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: South Australia, Australia

date approved: 12/15/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsStarrs Creek bridge - Coorabakh NP, NSW, Australia

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On the Starrs Creek 'Road', through Coorabakh National Park you will come across this delightful wooden bridge that crosses Starrs Creek near the picnic area. You will find 'a few' on "The Wander".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 12/7/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsCoolongolook Creek, Coolongolook, NSW, Australia

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This is a hardwood bridge on Kennedys Gap Road, south of Coolongolook, on the MidNorth Coast of NSW.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 12/6/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsWeston Road - Toronto, Ontario

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Located on the southeast corner of Weston Road and Clouston Avenue

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/16/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPlank Road -- Tupelo MS

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A Civil War-era plank road built through the Tupelo swamp by Confederate troops served as Tupelo's Main Street for many years after the Civil War

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Mississippi

date approved: 11/12/2017

last visited: 8/4/2017

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Plank RoadsPlank Boards Bridge on the Toulnustouc

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Wooden Plank Bridge on the highway Toulnustouc.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb1957

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/17/2017

last visited: 12/28/2017

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Plank RoadsDinah Creek Plank Bridge, Victoria, Australia

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This is a short but functional one-lane wooden plank bridge, over Dinah Creek, in East Gippsland, Victoria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsCoopernook Creek, Dorrigo N.P., NSW, Australia

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This is a simple wooden and Plank bridge, over the Coopernook River, in the Dorrigo National Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsWall Creek, Yalmy Road, Orbost Vic, Australia

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This single span, single-lane wooden bridge crosses Wall Creek on the dirt Yalmy Road, just as you enter the Orbost State Forest, 'north of' Orbost in the east Gippsland region of Victoria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 10/4/2017

last visited: never

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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: 1/19/2018

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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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