Rating:
3 votes

Priest Ford Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Joshua Collins

BH Photo #102758

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over West Fork White River on Priest Ford Road (CR 750 W)
Location
Delaware County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1897; rehabilitated 1974; bypassed by new bridge in 2001
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Pin-connected, 11-panel Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 258.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Bridge #131
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16589, -85.52960   (decimal degrees)
40°09'57" N, 85°31'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/625211/4447205 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gilman
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1800111 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16074 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1990)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
200

Update Log 

  • March 11, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • December 13, 2016: New photo from John Key
  • December 11, 2016: New photo from John Key
  • February 2, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • January 2, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • June 23, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: year of construction and builder
  • January 19, 2007: Posted photos from Joshua Collins

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Key
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Priest Ford Bridge
Posted May 20, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It is rather difficult unless you can get permission from the homeowner on the Northwest side. I have seen kids jumping off of it that got there by way of canoe.

Priest Ford Bridge
Posted May 18, 2012, by Chris Wanninger

Is it not possible to get to this bridge?

Priest Ford Bridge
Posted March 21, 2009, by anthony dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Recent photos of the bridge. It will be hard to see in the summer.

Priest Ford Bridge
Posted March 29, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was built in 1897 by the Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, and is 200' in length of the main span.