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Wildcat Creek IN 75 Bridge



Photo taken Sept. 2006 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102711

Street View 


Wildcat Creek IN 75 Bridge

Mike Daffron

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The graceful curved portal and sway bracing make this an even more attractive span.


Through truss bridge over Wildcat Creek on IN 75
Carroll County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1947; rehabilitated 2001
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 174.8 ft.
Total length: 239.7 ft.
Deck width: 27.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
State Highway Bridge 3653
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48226, -86.53009   (decimal degrees)
40°28'56" N, 86°31'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/539827/4481391 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 024970 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
INDOT 075-08-03653B (Indiana Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 15886 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 69.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1947 (303)
Built during 1940s (4,281)
Carroll County, Indiana (105)
Have street view (30,140)
IN 75 (3)
Indiana (5,222)
NR-eligible (4,126)
Non-Select (300)
Open (41,353)
Owned by state (16,742)
Parker through truss (1,440)
Parker truss (1,837)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,568)
Through truss (18,530)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,646)
Truss (37,714)
Wildcat Creek (18)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • January 7, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • November 10, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 30, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • September 6, 2008: New photos from Paul Brandenburg
  • June 26, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg: added state highway bridge
  • October 2, 2006: Posted photos from Tom Hall


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


Wildcat Creek IN 75 Bridge
Posted July 15, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Some good news for this bridge, despite being "Non Select" this bridge is currently moving toward a Rehabilitation outcome as part of the ongoing Section 106 Review. The preservation of this bridge is essential as Carroll County has one of the most diverse collections of preserved metal truss bridges in Indiana, however this is the only surviving example of Indiana's spectacular arched portal state standard truss design in the county.

Wildcat Creek IN 75 Bridge
Posted September 28, 2007, by RL Bozell (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

09/28/07 Just reopened this past week - new paint job. Just west of this bridge you can see, when trees are bare, abutments of former Cutler covered bridge (on 500S -closed going west from hwy 75).