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Rebecca Knight Drain Bridge


Looking West

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon


BH Photo #178957



Rebecca Knight Drain Bridge

Mike Daffron

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This bridge has been beautifully restored to remain open for the 1 property that it serves, as the road to the West dead-ends into I-69


Pony truss bridge over Rebecca Knight Drain on South County Line Rd.
Allen County, Indiana, and Wells County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1918; rehabilitated 1999
Riveted Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 77.0 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Skew angle
30 degrees
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #236
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.91707, -85.32181   (decimal degrees)
40°55'01" N, 85°19'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/641318/4530907 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0200172 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15789 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 6, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 3, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 20, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 17, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Riveted"
  • September 22, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: New photos
  • February 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added new information


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Rebecca Knight Drain Bridge
Posted September 18, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

We have talked in the past about inflated ADT counts, and here is a glaring example......

This bridge serves 1 farm before dead-ending near I-69. The 2006 ADT is an incredible 127! Which means either the people living in that one house come and go an awful lot.....or those numbers are a real shot in the dark!

Fortunately, Allen County had the intelligence to restore this span to serve that 1 house, rather than replace it with a new bridge that would NEVER pay for itself.