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Newville Covered Bridge 14-17-05x

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Newville Covered Bridge

Photo copied and scanned from Dekalb County history book.

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BH Photo #221490

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Description 

This unique span may be the only example of a Haupt truss built in the state of Indiana. This is the only known photo of it, which was taken when it was being built in 1867 by William Valleau. The bridge only lasted approximately 8 years before it was replaced by a 2-span iron truss bridge. The bridge was 200 feet in length and because of the unique truss used, it featured 40-5 foot panels with most of the diagonals crossing 3 verticals. A note in the records about changes made before the structure was built states that the commissioners wanted the bridge to be an unusual 20 ft in width.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Haupt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Road
Location
Newville, De Kalb County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by disaster
History
Built 1867 by William Valleau; destroyed ca. 1875.
Builder
- William Valleau
Design
Covered Haupt through truss with arches
Dimensions
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.34734, -84.84382   (decimal degrees)
41°20'50" N, 84°50'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/680387/4579559 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hicksville
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-17-05x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 50479 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2011: Added by Tony Dillon

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