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Buck Creek Bridge


South side 1

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in April 2008


BH Photo #116150


Buck Creek Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Pony truss bridge over Buck Creek on CR 100 South
Greene County, Indiana
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1905
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 59.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #237
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.00889, -87.10889   (decimal degrees)
39°00'32" N, 87°06'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/490572/4317768 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Switz City
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2800165 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16210 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.3 (out of 100)
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4-panel truss (312)
Built 1905 (821)
Built during 1900s (7,625)
Greene County, Indiana (88)
Indiana (5,089)
NR-eligible (4,106)
One-lane traffic (7,830)
Open (40,955)
Owned by county (21,598)
Pin-connected (4,668)
Pony truss (17,004)
Pratt pony truss (3,946)
Pratt truss (10,276)
Select (531)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,414)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,563)
Truss (35,366)
Wooden deck (6,160)

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2020: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • July 30, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • July 9, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been opened to traffic again
  • January 27, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge is closed to all traffic
  • July 4, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 2, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 29, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson


  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Buck Creek Bridge
Posted July 9, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's nice to see at least 1 pony truss escape the massacre that has besieged Greene and Owen Counties in the past couple years! Several nice older pinned Pratt ponies were needlessly scrapped!

Buck Creek Bridge
Posted January 27, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It is a "Select" bridge, so hopefully that will make it a little harder.

Buck Creek Bridge
Posted January 27, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I don't know if this is scheduled to be replaced, the road is in a nowhere place. Greene County seems to be on a get-rid-of kick lately. Hope not