Rating:
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Bean Blossom Covered Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Chris Light

BH Photo #102686

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Bean Blossom Creek on Covered Bridge Road
Location
Brown County, Indiana
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1880 by Capt. Joseph Balsey for $1,200.00
Builder
- Capt. Joseph Balsey
Design
Howe-single through truss bridge.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 57.4 ft.
Total length: 101.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.26085, -86.25520   (decimal degrees)
39°15'39" N, 86°15'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/564256/4345988 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Morgantown
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0700036 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-07-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 15851 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
38

Update Log 

  • September 3, 2017: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • December 14, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Corrected builder's name per Brown County history book and added cost.
  • November 9, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • August 23, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Modified truss type
  • August 18, 2006: Posted photos from Chris Light

Sources 

Comments 

Bean Blossom Covered Bridge
Posted December 6, 2009, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

For the covered bridge enthusiast, This is one of Indiana's most loved. I have visited this bridge several times and never tire of it.The serenity of the area surrounding the bridge just keeps calling folks back time and time again.