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Meridian Road Bridge



Photo taken by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102697


Meridian Road Bridge

Mike Daffron


Originally spanned Wildcat Creek on SR 22 near Greentown in Howard County. Purchased and moved to this location to replace an earlier Attica Bridge Company pony truss that had been considered obsolete for decades.


Warren pony truss bridge over Deer Creek on Meridian Road
Carroll County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1932 as a State Highway Bridge - relocated in 1968 to current location. Restored in 2008.
- Albert B. Hash (Contractor)
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 109.2 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Carroll County Bridge 87
Deer Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60108, -86.52514   (decimal degrees)
40°36'04" N, 86°31'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/540176/4494583 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0800064 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15873 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 82.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 27, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • July 27, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 10, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 11, 2013: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • June 30, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg: clarified built as a State Highway bridge and relocated
  • June 26, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg: added county bridge number
  • October 2, 2006: Posted photo from Tom Hall


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Paul Brandenburg - indianabridges [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Bridge 87
Posted October 3, 2008, by RB (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Summer 07

Meridian Road Bridge
Posted September 28, 2007, by RL Bozell (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

09/28/07 Visited this bridge today for photo ops. Newly repainted and abutments rebuilt. Easy to find 1/2 mile south of St hwy 218, just east of Camden, In. Scenic setting.