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Branch White River Bridge


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


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BH Photo #157685



Lost through truss bridge over a branch of White River on CR 100 S
Greene County, Indiana
No Longer Exists
Built 1894; removed 1998
Pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 163.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Also called
County bridge #127
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.00884, -86.95495   (decimal degrees)
39°00'32" N, 86°57'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/503900/4317758 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2800088 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39201 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 11, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added truss type
  • March 22, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status and history
  • March 19, 2009: Updated by J.P.: No longer Exists
  • February 5, 2009: Added by James Baughn


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Branch White River Bridge
Posted June 6, 2015, by Tom Hoffman

Tony, did you mean I was incorrect about the location of the Old River Covered Bridge, or it was incorrect to demolish the metal truss?

Branch White River Bridge
Posted May 30, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Right again Tom... This is incorrect as this was the location of the Old River Bridge over the main channel.

Branch White River Bridge
Posted May 30, 2015, by Tom Hoffman

I'll bet this bridge was removed and never replaced. Anyway, I believe this area is where the Old River Covered bridge was located over the main channel. It was a two span 370 foot Kennedy Covered bridge. Also it was an unusually large wooden bridge with a 19 foot clearance and an 18 foot width. The covered bridge was lost in the 1957 flood and never replaced. I don't know if either side of the river has become private property. The main river channel here is the place to build a modern covered bridge not to replace a demolished historic bridge. If the branch metal bridge was demolished cause of the L word, thats never just right.