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Old SR 250 Bridge


Photo taken by J.P.

BH Photo #145873


Street View 


Steel stringer bridge over Hough Creek on Old 250 in Brownstown at the Jackson County Fairgrounds
Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians
Steel stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.87152, -86.03382   (decimal degrees)
38°52'17" N, 86°02'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/583814/4302962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 43329 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 18, 2015: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Lattice Railing"
  • December 20, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 8, 2009: Updated by J.P.: bridge type
  • September 6, 2009: Added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Old SR 250 Bridge
Posted April 18, 2015, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

So while looking around on Shaard, I believe I may have found a relative of this bridge that was built by the Indianapolis Bridge and Iron Works. Here is a link, not sure if it will work. The bridge in the link is gone via streetview.


Old SR 250 Bridge
Posted December 20, 2011, by J.P.

Thanks to james how climbed down to grab some photos of the underneath this bridge. he took them with my camera, but I have posted the photos. I believe the bridge is just a girder but some of the girder had some lacing on them.

Old SR 250 Bridge
Posted September 7, 2009, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It is only a lattice girder bridge if the lattice railings are tied into transverse floorbeams like this bridge in Michigan: http://www.historicbridges.org/michigan/veteranshome/index.h... If there are only longitudinal stringers, it is a beam bridge with lattice railings. http://www.historicbridges.org/michigan/riskey/index.htm

If it is truly a lattice girder, it is a rare and noteworthy structure. Ohio has/had an odd variation of some lattice girders that also feature extra structural members embedded in the lattice: http://www.bridgehunter.com/oh/wood/milton-road/

This example however looks like a steel stringer with lattice railings. Still a nice, worthy structure of any historic bridge collection! Bridges of this type are becoming rare because they are either small and cheap to replace, or agencies don't like the railings which are not AASHTO crash tested :)

Old SR 250 Bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice find J.P.

Not sure if you can call this a truss bridge. It looks like an Indiana Bridge Company type known as a "Lattice Girder"

Old SR 250 Bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by J.P.

This bridge is sitting on the North side of the Jackson County Fair Grounds. Right off the side of highway 250.