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Lower Dillsboro Road Bridge


Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.


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BH Photo #157604


Lost through truss bridge over South Hogan Creek on Lower Dillsboro Road
Dearborn County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1926; replaced 1991
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 131.9 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #19
South Hogan Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.04742, -84.97081   (decimal degrees)
39°02'51" N, 84°58'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/675601/4323998 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1500017 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38932 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 1, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated location that I botched several years prior.
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder, truss type and coordinates
  • January 31, 2009: Added by James Baughn



South Hogan Creek Bridge
Posted August 1, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yes anon... You are correct and I totally screwed that one up several years ago when I placed it where I did. This bridge was on Lower Dillsboro Rd. where it crossed and connected to Chesterville Rd.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

South Hogan Creek Bridge
Posted August 1, 2016, by Anonymous

I've been trying to research this bridge and I believe it to have been located at 39D02'51"N, 84D58'15"W. This is the only current crossing of the South Hogan Creek by Chesterville Road. The listed location is that of BH 16001, a lost concrete arch bridge over Alan's Branch Creek (since replaced).

Conversely, I would love to know if the current concrete bridge at Chesterville and Lower Dillsboro is the replacement of the South Hogan Bridge and if the South Hogan Bridge crossed at this point or not. I cannot tell by the pictures.