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Westport Covered Bridge 14-16-01

Photos 

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2006

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BH Photo #118448

Map 

Street View 

Temporary closure 

Written by Bill Bowser

This bridge is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic to prevent oversized/overweight vehicles from using it to bypass the one lane restriction because of construction work being done on the Co. Rd. 1100 bridge which is just downstream. It is expected to be reopened in November 2018.

Facts 

Overview
Burr Arch truss covered bridge over Sand Creek on Layton Road
Location
Decatur County, Indiana
Status
Open to light traffic on a secondary road
History
Built 1880 by A.M.Kennedy & Sons, bypassed in early 1970's, recently restored and reopened to traffic.
Builder
- A.M. Kennedy & Sons
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 111.2 ft.
Total length: 129.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.16685, -85.54628   (decimal degrees)
39°10'01" N, 85°32'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/625586/4336298 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Westport
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
30
Inventory numbers
IN 1600201 (Indiana bridge number)
INNBI 1600201 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-16-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 36938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2018: Essay added by Bill Bowser
  • June 13, 2018: New photos from Linda Daffron
  • April 21, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 5, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • March 2, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Added NBI data
  • February 18, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • November 10, 2009: New photos from J.P.
  • July 26, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Linda Daffron
  • Bill Bowser - webowser [at] me [dot] com