Mill Creek Bridge
Mill Creek Bridge
video by Mike Daffron
This beautiful little bridge has been subjected to some horrific repairs in recent years. A brace was welded to the South portal that hides the lovely cast portal decorations unique to this company. Every cylindrical eyebar was replaced with steel rods with large clamp fittings that look terrible.
Hopefully the recent restoration of the Alton Bridge will give hope to a better repair job to this bridge in the near future.
Overview Pratt through truss bridge over Mill Creek on CR 220 East
Location Crawford County, Indiana Status Bridge is now in storage being restored.
Future prospects Being moved and preserved.
History Built 1885; rehabilitated 2000; Picked For Relocation Feb 10, 2022;
CLR Construction of Vincennes, Indiana (Restoration)
- Indianapolis Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design 7-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.7 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called Crawford County Bridge #42
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.13026, -86.41853 (decimal degrees) 38°07'49" N, 86°25'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds") Approximate UTM coordinates 16/550961/4220427 (zone/easting/northing) Quadrangle map:
Beechwood Inventory numbers INNBI 1300033
(Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15979 (Bridgehunter.com ID) Update Log
February 11, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge picked Feb 10, 2021, now being dismantled for restoration and relocation.
August 19, 2021: New photos from Grant DiDomizio
August 12, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected project timeline and bridge status per phone conversation with prime contractor.
August 12, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status as bridge is being moved and preserved.
February 8, 2020: New video from Mike Daffron
November 16, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
May 28, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge may be doomed.
October 14, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
April 15, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
February 20, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: HAER data
August 18, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
January 30, 2008: New photos from James McCray
James McCray -
jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
HAER IN-23 - Mill Creek Bridge, Mill Creek, Alton vicinity, Crawford County, IN
Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com Mike Daffron -
daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
Nathan Holth Grant DiDomizio -
grantdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com