Busching Covered Bridge Photo

Busching Covered Bridge Photo

Busching Covered Bridge Sign

Overview: Covered bridge over Laughery Creek on CR 40 South
Location: Versailles - 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)
USGS topographic map
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 (as of 08/2008)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006): 210

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

Old Busching Covered Bridge Photo