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Aylesworth Bridge


Photo taken by Tom Hall


BH Photo #115619


North Fork Coal Creek - Aylesworth Bridge

video by Mike Daffron

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Warren through truss bridge over North Fork Coal Creek on CR 30 East
Fountain County, Indiana
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built ca. 1910
- Attica Bridge Co. of Attica, Indiana
6-panel, Bolted Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #113
North Fork Coal Creek CR 30E Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.19750, -87.25694   (decimal degrees)
40°11'51" N, 87°15'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/478130/4449709 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stone Bluff
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300088 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16122 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
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Update Log 

  • August 9, 2020: New video from Mike Daffron
  • July 28, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 19, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • November 5, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 15, 2016: New photos from Colin J Parker
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Colin J Parker


Coal Creek Bridge
Posted June 15, 2016, by Colin J Parker

I managed to get to visit this bridge, on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The road, CR30, from the north is blocked with a large pile of gravel, at its junction with Aylesworth Road. It is possible to park, at the north end, by Aylesworth Road, and walk or cycle the 1/4 mile to the bridge. Also, there are large piles of gravel, to prevent vehicular access, at either end of the bridge. CR 30, because it is blocked off, is starting to get overgrown. The bridge is still intact, but is on poor condition. I took some more recent photo's which are added above.

Coal Creek Bridge
Posted March 26, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

This bridge is probably in the worst shape of all the bridges in this county, and is starting to show its age. It doesnít appear that there is a lot of traffic on the road it serves and may be the reason it hasnít been as well maintained as some of the other bridges in this county.

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