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Liston Bridge

Photos 

South end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in July 2008

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BH Photo #118033

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Turman Creek on Farmersburg Street
Location
Vigo County, Indiana
Status
Bridge is now open
History
Built 1920
Builder
- Lloyd & Weeks of Farmersburg, Indiana (Contractors)
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Farmersburg Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.28667, -87.36944   (decimal degrees)
39°17'12" N, 87°22'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/468138/4348654 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lewis
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
188
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8400021 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17144 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 59.7 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Arch (12,244)
Built 1920 (1,018)
Built during 1920s (9,996)
Closed-spandrel arch (4,069)
Concrete balustrade (844)
Deck arch (11,484)
Have street view (27,133)
Indiana (4,947)
Lloyd & Weeks (2)
NR-eligible (4,060)
Open (40,016)
Owned by county (20,946)
Select (530)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,739)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,234)
Vigo County, Indiana (54)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 10, 2013: Updated by J.P.: from street view the street is closed
  • February 14, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name and builders
  • July 23, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Liston Bridge
Posted March 28, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

The road is open to all traffic now

Liston Bridge-Reopen?
Posted June 17, 2017, by Scott Kimmell (newschannel15 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The road, "Farmersburg Street", had been closed (and actually removed) due to mining. A couple of years ago, however, a gravel road was put back in place, mainly for farming access on the formerly mined land. While rough, it does lead up to the remaining paved road just south of the bridge, and the bridge can be driven over. The barriers on the north side have been mostly removed from the roadway (and can be passed easily from either direction). While the "Road Closed" and "Blasting Area" signs remain, they're becoming quickly overgrown.