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Branch Richland Creek Bridge


Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.


BH Photo #180146



Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Richland Creek on CR 25 E
Greene County, Indiana
Replaced by a culvert
Built 1905; replaced 1994
Bolted, 4-panel Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 59.1 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #85
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.00110, -86.93720   (decimal degrees)
39°00'04" N, 86°56'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/505438/4316900 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2800059 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39198 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1990)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)

Update Log 

  • March 9, 2016: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • October 2, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Lost date
  • October 1, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed information as this was over a branch of Richland Creek
  • February 5, 2009: Added by James Baughn


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Richland Creek Bridge
Posted September 29, 2010, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

I've been down this road several times in the past few years and have never seen a pony truss.

If you look just to the north of the marker on google earth you'll see a culvert pipe, I have a feeling this is where the bridge was.

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted September 29, 2010, by J.P.

could not find this bridge on google earth. there is the abandoned through truss that is east of the road and the covered bridge that is on this road. so any thoughts.