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O'Neal Bridge


East Portal

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2009


BH Photo #145494



Pratt through truss over Big Eagle Creek on Holliday Drive off of US 421, north of Zionsville
Boone County, Indiana
Restored and open to traffic
Built ca. 1892; restored 2008-09
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
7-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 111.8 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Boone County Bridge #207
Holliday Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.98111, -86.27250   (decimal degrees)
39°58'52" N, 86°16'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/562116/4425914 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0600140 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15837 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder and modified date
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Modified history
  • February 4, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • August 21, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Restored and open to traffic.



O'Neal Bridge
Posted September 2, 2009, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Might have to go in search of this myself. I live in Boone county and I love seeing old bridges like this.

O'Neal Bridge
Posted August 21, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

By the way......Thanks Wayne!

You Never Know.......
Posted August 21, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I started out my bridge journey Friday with a bridge I fully expected to be gone. It was listed as closed with an unknown status, just outside of Zionsville, Indiana. Zionsville is a bedroom community within the gravitational pull of Indianapolis' urban sprawl. I really just expected this to be a formality, and I could update the list and move on. The directions that my GPS gave me lead to a dead end and new development. I thought "that's-that" and turned around to head back to the main road. My GPS decided she would "recalculate" and give me a new set of directions. I thought to myself "why not kill some more valuable time", as I had an agenda to follow! I gave in and headed North until I was directed to to "turn left". I was greeted with a gravel road, which to a Bridgehunter is a thing of beauty. Still skeptical, I headed down the road and ended up finding what would be the crowning jewel of my day. Which just goes to show you....don't assume....because you never know.........

O'Neal Bridge
Posted August 21, 2009, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Another beauty and a great restoration. You are making me want to move to Indiana with all these great photos of restored bridges Tony.