3 votes

Priest Ford Bridge



Photo taken by Joshua Collins

BH Photo #102758



Abandoned Bridges Of Indiana Volume 3

video by Mike Daffron


Through truss bridge over West Fork White River on Priest Ford Road (CR 750 W)
Delaware County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1897; rehabilitated 1974; bypassed by new bridge in 2001
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Pin-connected, 11-panel Camelback through truss
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 258.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 1800111 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16074 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2020: New video from Mike Daffron
  • June 4, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • 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


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


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.