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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 RoadsPlank bridge - Kepa, Poland

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Plank bridge over Wkra River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member okrutnyb

location: Mazowieckie, Poland

date approved: 6/28/2022

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsLow Level Bridge - Cowra, NSW, Australia

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A plank road over the Lachlan River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 6/17/2022

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPlank Bridge - Mooroopna, Vic, Australia

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A plank bridge

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 5/30/2022

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsPlankbridge Papsluis - Werkendam, NL

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This 19th century lock once had the function of flooding the land if this was desired from a military point of view and it has a plank bridge crossing it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 4/17/2022

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsComal Road Plank Bridge #1 -- Indianola TX USA

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First of two short plank bridges that carry Comal Road over estuaries branching off from Matagorda Bay near the ghost town of Indianola.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/15/2022

last visited: 4/15/2022

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Plank RoadsComal Road Plank Bridge #2 -- Indianola TX USA

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Second of two short plank bridges that carry Comal Road over estuaries branching off from Matagorda Bay near the ghost town of Indianola.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/15/2022

last visited: 4/15/2022

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Plank RoadsPlank Bridge - Pottawatomie County, OK

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This plank bridge will carry only the lightest traffic - in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/24/2022

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsDe Westveense Brug - woerdenseverlaat - NL

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De Westveense Brug - woerdenseverlaat

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Andre 61

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 3/16/2022

last visited: 3/16/2022

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Plank RoadsRozenbrug - Woerden - NL

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De Rozenbrug in Woerden ligt op de plaats waar de Singel en de Oude Rijn elkaar kruisen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Andre 61

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 3/2/2022

last visited: 3/24/2022

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Plank RoadsCherry Hill Road Bridge - Jarrettsville, MD

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A historic bridge in Jarrettsville, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/16/2022

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsNoble's Mill Bridge - Darlington, MD

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A historic bridge in Darlington, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/16/2022

last visited: 2/13/2022

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Plank RoadsHarford County Bridge No. 51 - Bel Air, MD

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A wooden bridge built in 1878 that still stands in Bel Air, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/15/2022

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsFranklinville Road Bridge - Kingsville, MD

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A bridge built in 1884 that still is being used for its original purpose on the Harford County / Baltimore County line. It is the oldest bridge in Harford County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/15/2022

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsConestoga River bridge - Hunsecker, PA

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This covered bridge has a plank road surface. Hunsecker Road crosses the Conestoga River at this point.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/30/2021

last visited: 11/6/2021

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Plank RoadsRheinbrücke Vaduz - Sevelen, Liechtenstein

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This is a planked covered bridge over the river Rhine, that crosses from Vaduz (Liechtenstein) to Sevelen (Switzerland).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: Liechtenstein

date approved: 10/9/2021

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsBrowns Over O.F.C. Bridge - Osoyoos, BC

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The source of the water which irrigates the entire southern Okanagan Valley, the Okanagan River is the single most important feature of the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/19/2021

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsJericho Covered Bridge - Jerusalem, MD

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A covered bridge in Harford County, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/30/2021

last visited: 6/8/2022

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Plank RoadsNorth Blythe-Rhone Road Bridge - Rhone, BC

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The Blythe-Rhone road happens to have bridges at both of its ends, this one at its north end.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/29/2021

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsWest Fork Kettle River Bridge - Rhone, BC

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Originally at mile 26.9 of the Kettle Valley Railway, this bridge changed personalities, from a railroad bridge to a road bridge, in 1979.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/29/2021

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsOltidsveje i Enslev Mose - The Ancient roads of Enslev Moss - Denmark-

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I 2015 fandt man netop her i Enslev mose resterne af Skandinaviens ældste plankevej . - In 2015 the remains of Scandinavia's oldest plank road was found rigth here in Enslev Moss.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 7/21/2021

last visited: never

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Plank Roads18 Mile Bridge - Grand Forks, BC

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The second bridge to cross the river at this point, this single lane Bailey Bridge has been in place for, perhaps, nearly three quarters of a century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/30/2021

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsRavningbroen - Vejle, Danmark

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En 5 meter bred og 760 meter lang egetræsbro tværs over det sumpede område i Vejle Ådal. Opført i år 979. Ved udstillingsområdet kan ses en rekonstruktion af et stykke bro.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 5/15/2021

last visited: never

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Plank RoadsMedicine Creek Bridge - Medicine Park, OK

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This one-lane wood-decked pony truss bridge spans Medicine Creek, in Medicine Park, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/7/2021

last visited: never

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Plank Roads3 plank bridges - Alphen aan den Rijn (NL)

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3 plank bridges as part of a bicycle path, close to each other near the N11...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 1/28/2021

last visited: 2/26/2021

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Plank RoadsPlank Bridge - McNew Road, Reno County, KS

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This plank bridge is on McNew Road, on the west side of Cheney Reservoir in southeast Reno County, Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Kansas

date approved: 1/25/2021

last visited: never

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