5th annual Williams Covered Bridge Dinner set for September 9

BEDFORD – The Lawrence County Commissioners on Tuesday morning, granted Lawrence County Tourism Director Tonya Chastain permission to host the 5th annual Williams Covered Bridge Dinner set for Saturday, September 9.

Chastain is anticipating around 200 attendees at this year’s event.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. as attendees gather at their tables, with dinner set to begin at 5 p.m. There will be parking available at the Williams Dam Parking Lot.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Lawrence County Tourism office at 533 West Main Street in Mitchell. You can call Lawrence County Tourism to reserve tickets at 812-849-1090. 

The event started as a bicentennial project in 2018 and has boasted as many as 350 people in attendance in past gatherings.

The Williams Covered Bridge was built in 1884 by Joseph J. Daniels and remains one of Indiana’s longest double-span covered bridges. The bridge spans the East Fork of the White River. It is a Howe Truss design, a length of 402 feet including 13 feet of overhangs, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.