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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
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
62
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 report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built 1915 (1,233)
Built during 1910s (9,675)
Burr arch-truss (361)
Covered (1,666)
Eugene Britton (1)
Functionally obsolete (6,366)
Indiana (4,933)
NR-listed (2,961)
One-lane traffic (7,613)
Open (39,979)
Owned by county (20,849)
Parke County, Indiana (93)
Select (530)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,103)
Through truss (15,178)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,598)
Truss (32,958)
Wooden deck (6,073)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 21, 2018: New photos from Linda Daffron
  • May 27, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • 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

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Sean Flynn
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Wikipedia
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Linda Daffron

Comments 

Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge 14-61-33
Posted September 27, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Beautiful day to take the new Liberty on a bridge trip. It was a little dry though...