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Indiana Covered Bridges: Busching Bridge in Versailles

By Jessicanunemaker @JessNunemaker

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Versailles, Indiana: Busching Bridge

Versailles, Indiana: Busching Bridge

Indiana covered bridges

Newly purchased refrigerators don’t last for 10 years and yet–these bridges frequently hit the century mark. With a bit of help, of course.

Indiana Covered Bridges: Busching Bridge

The Busching Bridge is located in Versailles State Park, the second largest park in the state park system.

Just east of the town of Versailles, Indiana, well, this is a really neat bridge! The best part of it is that this old  bridge, constructed in 1885, is still drivable!

Not only can you drive on it, but it feels like quite the trip. In fact, this may be one of the longest covered bridges that little Indiana and family have visited so far!

One of the more unique features of this bridge, and something that I hadn’t seen before, is the existence of “windows” roughly halfway down the bridge.

A Room with a View

Indiana Covered Bridge: Busching Bridge in Versailles, Indiana

Indiana Covered Bridge: Busching Bridge in Versailles, Indiana

The Indiana covered bridges that we’ve walked or driven on have all been completely enclosed. But the Busching Bridge has a large section of open area allowing you to stop and take a peek. Carefully, of course–this is a one lane only sort of bridge!

These window-like openings do have a sort of awning over them. However, I would think it would snow in at some point! You know how our winters go.

I don’t yet know if this is a common feature and I’ve managed to miss it or not during our Indiana town travels.

What do you think? What is the purpose of the windows?

Find Busching Bridge images and other pictures in Indiana on my Flickr photostream.

Busching Bridge
Versailles State Park
1387 E US Highway 50
Versailles, Indiana

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