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Simpson Corner Bridge



Photo taken by Tom Hall in October 2008


BH Photo #125695

Street View 


Coal Creek CR 100N Bridge

Mike Daffron

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One of four remaining through truss spans from the old Wabash River Bridge at Attica built in 1886. Relocated to this site in 1924.


Pratt through truss bridge over Coal Creek on CR 100 North
Fountain County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1886 as part of a multi-span bridge in Attica, moved to this location in 1924
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
8-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 127.9 ft.
Total length: 130.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #131
Coal Creek CR 100N Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.14250, -87.24986   (decimal degrees)
40°08'33" N, 87°14'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/478716/4443603 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300103 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16123 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 41.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 12, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • November 5, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 7, 2016: New Street View added by Dave King
  • March 7, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 10, 2011: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 15, 2009: Updated by James McCray: updated future prospects
  • March 13, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed date,history
  • October 11, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall: photos added

Related Bridges 


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


Coal Creek CR 100N Bridge
Posted November 5, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Open again. Has a new deck. I visited the Fountain County bridges yesterday and several have had repairs.

Coal Creek Bridge
Posted February 21, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Site visited this bridge last weekend. Bridge clearly has been closed to traffic for emergency repairs, but should reopen soon. It appears someone hit one of the endposts, damaged/destroyed it and the hip vertical, and also hit the vertical-mounted guardrail so hard the guardrail bolts tore themselves out of the wrought iron. The county's implemented repair is sketchy at best. The new hip vertical looks fine, but they welded a new endpost together and also put inserted real rivets, but they appear to have cut, welded, and ground the field end of the rivets. So its flat looking on the field end. It probably took 10x longer to make this sorry attempt at a replica than it would have taken to hire a company like Bach Steel to simply fabricate and ship an exact replica using real rivets.