Rating:
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Busching Covered Bridge 14-69-04

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Chris Light

BH Photo #102969

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Laughery Creek on CR 40 South
Location
Ripley County, Indiana
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1885 by Thomas A. Hardman
Design
Covered Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 165.6 ft.
Total length: 182.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.06767, -85.23783   (decimal degrees)
39°04'04" N, 85°14'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/652448/4325763 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milan
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
225
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6900033 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-69-04 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 16972 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 32.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • April 18, 2016: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • May 22, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 24, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • August 18, 2006: Posted photos from Chris Light

Sources 

  • Chris Light - CJKADJ [at] juno [dot] com
  • HAER IN-33 - Busching Covered Bridge, Spanning Laughery Creek at Covered Bridge Road, Versailles, Ripley County, IN
  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Andrew Raker
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Busching Covered Bridge
Posted November 5, 2006, by Dan Reitmeyer (danreitmeyer [at] charter [dot] net)

This covered bridge was rehabilitated in 2005 by CLR Inc Vincennes IN