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Houchins Ditch Bridge


West side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in August 2008


BH Photo #123332



Warren through truss bridge over Houchins Ditch on CR 350 East
Gibson County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge and stored by the county for possible reuse
Future prospects
Available for reuse
Built 1915; replaced by a new bridge in 2010 and dismantled
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Riveted, 6-panel Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Gibson County Bridge #68
New Pakota River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.40078, -87.50118   (decimal degrees)
38°24'03" N, 87°30'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/456238/4250402 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2600044 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16192 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed status as this bridge is not lost
  • December 29, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Changed common name and added builder
  • September 5, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • September 1, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status and year lost
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name and Design
  • September 24, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • September 9, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson



Houchins Ditch Bridge
Posted January 15, 2021, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

I surely hope they do something with this! It would definitely look cool as the centerpiece in a park or a secondary access road in a town.

Houchins Ditch Bridge
Posted March 19, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was replaced.....but has been dismantled and may be available for reuse. Here is the INDOT HBMP link:


New Pakota River Bridge
Posted July 3, 2010, by James Simmons

I think this bridge may have been removed...