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Smithfield Bridge


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon


BH Photo #115564


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Smithfield Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Through truss bridge over White River on CR 170 South
Delaware County, Indiana
Bridge is open with weight restriction
Future prospects
Available for reuse
Built 1902
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Riveted Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 188.9 ft.
Total length: 191.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16861, -85.27111   (decimal degrees)
40°10'07" N, 85°16'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/647217/4447904 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Muncie East
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1800136 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16079 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • March 11, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 4, 2016: New photos from John Key
  • December 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Closed
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 16, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • November 25, 2008: New photos from Tom Hall
  • June 23, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: common name, builder, and truss type


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • John Key
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Smithfield Bridge
Posted June 7, 2016, by Don Morrison

Also, it seems from the web page that Mr. Isenburg is the contact.

Smithfield Bridge
Posted June 7, 2016, by Don Morrison

Hey Jason,

Just in case you haven't found it yourself, here is the page:


and more of Indiana's historic bridges, preserved, available, or pending:


Smithfield Bridge
Posted June 3, 2016, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Do you have the information and contact details? If so, I plan to announce this on my page. Thanks! JS

Smithfield Bridge
Posted June 1, 2016, by jacob isenburg

Bridge is currently advertised for reuse.

Smithfield Bridge
Posted December 23, 2013, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

I understand that the bridge was closed with flood damage on December 22, 2013, Don't know the details.

White River Bridge
Posted April 21, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The Smithfield Bridge was built in 1908 by the Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie. It is a 190ft long Warren thru truss with unique portal and sway bracing. The bridge is open and carries a large amount of traffic. It reportedly is scheduled to be bypassed and preserved.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.