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Rider Ditch CR 650S Bridge


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Photo taken by Joshua Collins in the summer of 2006

BH Photo #102816



Abandoned Bridges of Indiana # 4

Mike Daffron

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Through truss bridge over Rider Ditch on County Road 650 South
Jackson County, Indiana
Gone within last couple years of photos.
Built ca. 1910
5-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 85.9 ft.
Total length: 90.8 ft.
Deck width: 11.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.6 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #277
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.78619, -85.88815   (decimal degrees)
38°47'10" N, 85°53'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/596567/4293637 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 3600148 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16349 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 13.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built during 1910s (9,293)
Indiana (4,649)
Jackson County, Indiana (75)
Lost (22,652)
One-lane traffic (7,545)
Owned by county (20,171)
Pratt through truss (5,062)
Pratt truss (8,827)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,205)
Through truss (14,199)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,397)
Truss (31,426)
Wooden deck (6,012)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • July 29, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 18, 2018: New photos from Carl Crasher
  • October 14, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 22, 2014: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 29, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • October 2, 2006: Posted photos from Joshua Collins


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Rider Ditch CR 650S Bridge
Posted October 18, 2018, by Carl Crasher

I was just at this location in October 2018 the bridge is gone. There is a little bit of metal in the photos I posted. Don't know whether it got taken out in a flood or what.

Rider Ditch Bridge
Posted December 15, 2007, by chris (chris_03262003 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

its rare to see bridges like this stil standing