Newport covered bridge - Newport, Indiana
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KC9PDY
N 39° 53.300 W 087° 26.000
16S E 462950 N 4415453
Quick Description: Newport covered bridge, near Newport, in Vermillion county, Indiana.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 10/8/2012 10:48:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMFEZV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
Newport covered bridge was built in 1885, by Parke county bridge builder, Joseph J Daniels. It crosses the Little Vermillion River, and is situated on CR 50 North, west of SR 63, northwest of Newport. The bridge has a span of 180 Feet, and is supported by a Burr Arch, this can be seen in my pictures. The World Guide Number is 14-83-04.

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Current Condition of Bridge: The bridge is in satisfactory condition, and is open to vehicular traffic.

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Description of Covered Bridge:
From the Indiana Historical Marker, for this bridge:- Newport Covered Bridge County commissioners ordered (1885) as link across Little Vermilion River at Newport and Quaker Point Free Gravel Road. Built 1885 by Joseph J Daniels, Rockville: Burr Truss design, 180 foot span, sandstone abutments. Floor replaced, 1984. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1994.

Year Built: 1885

Parking (If not at the bridge):: Parking is available, just off of the road, at either end of the bridge.

Location (Road - City - State - Country): On CR 50 North, west of SR 63, northwest of Newport, Indiana, USA

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