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Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge 14-61-33

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102889

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Mill Creek on CR1125N
Location
Parke County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915
Builder
- Eugene Britton
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.8 ft.
Total length: 92.8 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.92989, -87.35181   (decimal degrees)
39°55'48" N, 87°21'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/469939/4420034 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingman
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6100159 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-61-33 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 78000385 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16802 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 17.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
61

Categories 

Built 1915 (1,130)
Built during 1910s (8,760)
Burr arch-truss (291)
Covered (1,353)
Eugene Britton (1)
Functionally obsolete (7,986)
Indiana (4,198)
NR-listed (2,844)
One-lane traffic (7,422)
Open (36,583)
Owned by county (18,855)
Parke County, Indiana (86)
Select (535)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,903)
Through truss (12,893)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,941)
Truss (29,445)
Wooden deck (5,862)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 16, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: NRHP date
  • January 6, 2009: New photos from Sean Flynn
  • November 13, 2006: Posted photos from Tom Hall

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