7 votes

George Street Bridge



Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #102741

Street View 


Whipple through truss bridge over Hogan Creek on George Street in Aurora
Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1887 by Lomas Forge & Bridge Works; rehabilitated 1989 and 2011.
- CLR Construction of Vincennes, Indiana (Restoration)
- Lomas Forge & Bridge Works of Cincinnati, Ohio
16-panel, pinned Whipple through truss
Length of largest span: 199.1 ft.
Total length: 253.8 ft.
Deck width: 23.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.7 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1984
Also called
Main Street Bridge
Aurora Bridge
County Bridge #159
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05790, -84.89926   (decimal degrees)
39°03'28" N, 84°53'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/681766/4325302 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1500091 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 84001012 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16005 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added Rick's photo & category "16-panel truss"
  • February 10, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • February 21, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • November 12, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 6, 2015: New photos from Mike Mullins
  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • June 21, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • October 6, 2012: New Street View added by Jann Mayer
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Adj. coordinates
  • November 7, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • November 5, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • March 30, 2009: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • August 30, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Luke
  • Andrew Raker
  • Mike Mullins
  • Jesse Sharkoman Berube - jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman


George Street Bridge
Posted September 26, 2011, by Chris Wanninger

I'd love to see the Red Bridge saved too! Lots of history there.

George Street Bridge
Posted September 26, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Glad to see this one finished... But just what color is "Maroonish" anyway?

Now if we can just get Dearborn County to rehab the Guilford Red Bridge.

George Street Bridge
Posted September 26, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The rehab of this bridge is complete. http://www.eaglecountryonline.com/news.php?nID=2361