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Westport Covered Bridge 14-16-01


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2006


BH Photo #118448

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.


Burr Arch truss covered bridge over Sand Creek on Layton Road
Decatur County, Indiana
Temporarily closed after storm damage on the weekend of June 18, 2021.
Built 1880 by A.M.Kennedy & Sons, bypassed in early 1970's, recently restored.
- A.M. Kennedy & Sons
Burr arch-truss
Length of largest span: 111.2 ft.
Total length: 129.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
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 May 2017)
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 

  • February 22, 2021: New photo from Grant DiDomizio
  • March 29, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • 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


  • 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
  • Grant DiDomizio - grantdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com


Westport Covered Bridge 14-16-01
Posted June 8, 2022, by Tom Hoffman

Work started in April to rehabilitate the bridge from last year's flood damage. This was in today's Greensburg Daily News. The article said completion time is uncertain.

Westport Covered Bridge 14-16-01
Posted February 5, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

July 1998

Westport Covered Bridge 14-16-01
Posted June 20, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The bridge suffered some storm/flooding damage over the weekend and is currently closed. Fortunately it appears to be mostly cosmetic in nature.


Westport Covered Bridge 14-16-01
Posted April 14, 2019, by Bill Bowser (webowser [at] me [dot] com)

Visited bridge 4/13/19, and found it has reopened to traffic as expected.