Offutt Covered Bridge

Offutt Covered Bridge

Offutt Covered Bridge, November 2012
Location N. County Road 550W, northwest of Rushville, Posey Township, Rush County, Indiana
Coordinates 39°39′36″N 85°32′22″W / 39.66000°N 85.53944°W / 39.66000; -85.53944Coordinates: 39°39′36″N 85°32′22″W / 39.66000°N 85.53944°W / 39.66000; -85.53944
Area less than one acre
Built 1884 (1884)
Built by Kennedy, Emmett L., & Charles F.
Architectural style Burr Arch Truss System
MPS Kennedy, A. M., House and Covered Bridges of Rush County TR
NRHP Reference # 83000098[1]
Added to NRHP February 2, 1983

Offutt Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge located near Rushville, Indiana in Posey Township, Rush County, Indiana. It was built in 1884 by Emmett L. Kennedy an his brother Charles. It is a Burr Arch bridge, 85 feet (26 m) long over the Little Blue River. The bridge has rounded arch portals and decorative scrollwork that are signatures of the Kennedy firm.[2]:2, 12

It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1983, as part of a multiple property submission covering six bridges built by the Kennedy family firm.[1]


  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. "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 Phil McMullan (January 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: A. M. Kennedy House and Covered Bridges of Rush County" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-01. and Accompanying photographs.

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