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Wayman Ditch Base Road Bridge


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in June 2009


BH Photo #141228



Bridge originally Crossed Base Road over Wayman Ditch, It was moved in 2011 to the Jackson County Fair Grounds.


Pony truss bridge over Ditch at Jackson County Fairgrounds
Jackson County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Bridge has been relocated to Jackson County Fair Grounds
Built in 1896 by the Lafayette Bridge Company, Relocated 2011 to Jackson County Fairgrounds
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
2-panel, Pinned half-hipped Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 37.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Former County Bridge #189
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.86700, -86.03098   (decimal degrees)
38°52'01" N, 86°01'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/584067/4302463 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
INNBI 3600125 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16357 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 21, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed status
  • December 20, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Relocated", "Pin-connected", "Open to pedestrians"
  • June 4, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder per Jim Cooper conversation
  • June 3, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge to be relocated to county fairgrounds
  • March 13, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • September 6, 2009: New photo from J.P.
  • June 10, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon


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


Wayman Ditch Bridge
Posted December 20, 2011, by J.P.

Bridge has been relocated, I have changed location and added photos, including photo of original location, looks like no bridge will follow this one.

Wayman Ditch Bridge
Posted June 3, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Although I doubt that this crossing merits a new bridge, perhaps it will get more love at the fairgrounds.

This is perhaps the first example of Indiana's new "Select" bridge program coming into play. Because this neat little span was determined to be Select, it forced them to preserve a bridge that might have otherwise been demolished.

A suspect the new crossing will consist of a couple of culvert pipes.

Wayman Ditch Bridge
Posted June 3, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Hoosiers seem to have a knack for preserving these bridges!

Wayman Ditch Bridge
Posted June 3, 2011, by J.P.

Glad to see its going to be reused

Wayman Ditch Bridge
Posted June 3, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This little bridge is to be relocated to the Jackson County Fairgrounds for reuse. A new bridge will be built here.