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Newberry Bridge



Photo taken by Tom Hall in September 2007


BH Photo #115789


Street View 


Lost Four-span through truss bridge over White River on IN 57 in Newberry
Newberry, Greene County, Indiana
Replaced by a new bridge
Built in 1943; rehabilitated 1982, replaced on new alignment 2015
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 199.8 ft.
Total length: 1,001.7 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
IN57 White River Bridge
IN57 Newberry Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92833, -87.01889   (decimal degrees)
38°55'42" N, 87°01'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/498362/4308823 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 020710 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16228 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 6.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • June 17, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 11, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • December 3, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 1, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 17, 2015: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment;
  • January 18, 2015: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 25, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • October 3, 2011: Photo imported by Ed Hollowell
  • April 25, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • June 22, 2008: New photos from Tom Hall

Related Bridges 


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • News Article On Demolition Project.
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke


Newberry Bridge
Posted October 20, 2015, by Stacey Loizeaux (ssl [at] controlled-demolition [dot] com)

If interested, you can view CDI's video angles of the demolition here: https://youtu.be/vVHd2kubse4

White River IN 57 Bridge
Posted October 17, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
White River IN 57 Bridge
Posted July 6, 2014, by L Gibson (Klng [at] wowway [dot] com)

Crossed this bridge twice on trip in June 2014. Construction has started on replacement span to be on west side of existing bridge.

White River IN 57 Bridge
Posted June 25, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Apparently bent on making sure that Indiana's many preserved locally owned historic metal truss bridges do not give Indiana a good reputation for historic bridge preservation, this and its nearby overflow bridge are to be demolished and replaced. These will be only the latest in an alarmingly large number of INDOT owned state standard plan truss bridges to be demolished. Bridges of this vintage are better to rehabilitate rather than spend ridiculous amounts of tax dollars demolishing and replacing. However, feasibility and wise spending of tax dollars are obviously not part of InDOT's planning process.

White River IN 57 Bridge
Posted November 22, 2011, by J.P.

Pictures of the old covered bridge, you can't make them larger due to the fact that you have to the pay the historical society for access to them.


White River IN 57 Bridge
Posted November 22, 2011, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It would be neat to see pics of the even OLDER bridge on those low pilons.

White River IN 57 Bridge
Posted August 4, 2011, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I believe these pilings are from the Newberry Covered bridge. This was one of the Kennedy's far from Rush County bridges. Also on of their only three span covered bridges ever constructed. Unlike most of the Kennedy bridges, Newberry had a Howe Truss rather than Burr Arch. I remember the George Gould Indiana covered bridge booklet's guide section indicating the covered bridge was taken out around 1940 like when the metal truss was built. Man it would be huge nonsense to have both this and the overflow bridges taken out. Its neat to have two massive through trusses close together. Two lanes is enough for 3-4000 vehicles a day. Plus the bridges are not below the standard width of 24 feet.

White River IN 57 Bridge
Posted August 4, 2011, by James Simmons (james [at] simmons [dot] net)

There are still pilings in the river from an old bridge just to the east of this one.

White River IN 57 Bridge
Posted August 28, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

I drove this bridge today. It's been converted to one-lane traffic. There are stoplights on the bridge at either end controlling traffic.