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IN 57 - White River Overflow Bridge


Sorry a bit blurry -- this is a DashboardCam shot. Notice the stoplights and how traffic is now shunted down the center.

Photo taken by Jim Grey in August 2010


BH Photo #174957

Street View 


Two-span through truss bridge over White River Overflow on IN 57
Greene County, Indiana
Built ca. 1940; rehabilitated 1982
Through truss
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 409.7 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.93583, -87.01722   (decimal degrees)
38°56'09" N, 87°01'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/498507/4309656 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 020720 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16229 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 6.5 (out of 100)
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Built during 1940s (4,279)
Greene County, Indiana (90)
Have street view (30,135)
IN 57 (4)
Indiana (5,222)
Lost (31,071)
Lost 2015 (402)
Lost during 2010s (3,662)
NR-eligible (4,126)
Non-Select (300)
Owned by state (16,740)
Parker through truss (1,439)
Parker truss (1,836)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,568)
Through truss (18,516)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,680)
Truss (37,697)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • December 13, 2015: Updated by Mike Daffron: Gone, now there is a giant hole
  • January 18, 2015: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • June 25, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated bridge design
  • October 1, 2011: New photos from Ed Hollowell
  • August 29, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • August 28, 2010: New photo from Jim Grey


  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Cliff Darby - cliffsta1987 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted December 13, 2015, by Mike Daffron (Daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Gone, just like the mothership Newberry bridge. Big, ugly hole now. What a shame! Now nobody will see it in because everyone will be traveling I69. I'm guessing that since it was just an overflow and road goes beside it's open grave, there will be no replacement. Anyone? Bah! Humbug!

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted October 4, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Simple mistake my friend... just happy to be of assistance.

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted October 3, 2011, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Sorry Tony, but who would have thought they had two bridges signaled for one lane. I didn't remember seeing this bridge but took photos of the White River Bridge. I moved them to the correct bridge.

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted October 2, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Pics #2 and 3 appear to be of the White River 4-span bridge and not the overflow spans.

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted August 29, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

With a little web-fu, I turned up this article:


It says that this bridge, and its neighbor, are slated for replacement in 2013, barring intervention from historic preservationists and environmentalists (because of the presence of the brown bat here). The lane restrictions will remain until then.

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted August 29, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

That's just what I was thinking. I wonder how we can find out what brought this change about. I wish I had connections at INDOT!

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted August 28, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not a good sign to see this state highway span converted to a one lane bridge........

White River Overflow IN 57 Bridge
Posted August 28, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

I drove this bridge today. It's been converted to one-lane traffic. There are stoplights on the bridge at either end controlling traffic.