Newville Covered Bridge 14-17-05x
Newville Covered Bridge
Photo copied and scanned from Dekalb County history book.
BH Photo #221490
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.
- Lost Haupt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Road
- Newville, De Kalb County, Indiana
- Destroyed by disaster
- Built 1867 by William Valleau; destroyed ca. 1875.
- - William Valleau
- Covered Haupt through truss with arches
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:
- Inventory numbers
- WGCB 14-17-05x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 50479 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 8, 2011: Added by Tony Dillon