Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge

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Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge
National Register of Historic Places
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Official name: Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge
Named for: Bowsher Ford
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
Township Liberty
Road Bowsher Road
Crosses Mill Creek, Indiana
Coordinates 39°55′47.17″N 87°21′6.38″W / 39.9297694°N 87.3517722°W / 39.9297694; -87.3517722Coordinates: 39°55′47.17″N 87°21′6.38″W / 39.9297694°N 87.3517722°W / 39.9297694; -87.3517722
Length 92 ft (28 m) 72ft +10ft overhangs on each end
Width 16 ft (5 m)
Clearance 13.5 ft (4 m)
Builder Britton, Eugene
Design Single Burr Arch truss bridge
Material Wood
Built 1915
Owned and Maintained by Parke County
NBI Number 6100159[1]
WGCB Number #14-61-33 [2]
Added to NRHP Dec 22, 1978
NRHP Ref# 78000385 [3]
MPS Parke County Covered Bridges TR
Location of the Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge in Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the United States

The Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge is a single span Burr Arch truss covered bridge structure that was built by J.A. Britton's son, Eugene Britton, in 1915.[2][4][5]


Elmer Garrard won the bid to build this bridge but needed the Britton families expertise. Eugene Britton was contracted and credited as the builder.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[3]


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  3. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge (#32)". Parke County Incorporated / Parke County Convention and Visitors Commission. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-06-01.  Note: This includes Charles Felkner (December 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Parke County Covered Bridge Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-01. , Site map, and Accompanying photographs.

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