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Little Vermillion River Bridge

Photos 

South Approach, Looking North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #140746

Map 

Description 

This Van Fossan was likely one of the same that was involved in building a few of Parke County's covered bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge over Little Vermillion River on Main Street
Location
Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1913; replaced 1999
Builder
- Van Fossan & Noble
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 208.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Also called
Vermillion County Bridge #120
Main Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.88661, -87.40888   (decimal degrees)
39°53'12" N, 87°24'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/465040/4415252 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newport
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
224
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8300066 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39685 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • May 27, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER IN-96 - Vermillion County Bridge No. 120, Spanning Little Vermillion River at Main Street, Newport, Vermillion County, IN
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com