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Plank Roads
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Description:
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"
Expanded Description:
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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SWSW43 km

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Plank RoadsCaven Bridge.

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This bridge is near the Ozark Wildlife Area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member S10

location: Iowa

date approved: 10/5/2008

last visited: never

Image for 105th. St. plank bridgeview gallery

SWSW56.3 km

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Plank Roads105th. St. plank bridge

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This bridge crosses Rat Run Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member S10

location: Iowa

date approved: 11/28/2008

last visited: never

Image for 100 year old planked Sutliff Bridgeview gallery

SWSW102.5 km

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Plank Roads100 year old planked Sutliff Bridge

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this 827 ft bridge is all planks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Iowa

date approved: 11/27/2006

last visited: 2/7/2010

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SS111.8 km

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Plank RoadsPine Mill Bridge.

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This bridge crosses Pine Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member S10

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/16/2008

last visited: 6/10/2013

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SS144.2 km

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Plank RoadsBridge Closed.

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I wouldn't want to drive across this bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member S10

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/13/2008

last visited: never

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