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Mollys Run Bridge


Looking downstream

Photo taken by Mark Gish

BH Photo #102827



Pony truss bridge over Mollys Run on Brooksburg Manville Road (CR 260N)
Jefferson County, Indiana
Removed and replaced
Built 1905
Pin-connected, 3-panel Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 49.8 ft.
Total length: 50.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.77689, -85.24930   (decimal degrees)
38°46'37" N, 85°14'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/652076/4293473 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 3900080 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16384 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.3 (out of 100)
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3-panel truss (131)
Built 1905 (795)
Built during 1900s (7,136)
Indiana (4,879)
Jefferson County, Indiana (43)
Lost (24,183)
Lost 2009 (326)
Lost during 2000s (4,128)
NR-eligible (4,047)
One-lane traffic (7,567)
Owned by county (20,591)
Pin-connected (3,863)
Pony truss (16,095)
Pratt pony truss (3,605)
Pratt truss (9,195)
Replaced by new bridge (16,139)
Skewed (4,861)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,469)
Structurally deficient (14,568)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,208)
Truss (32,502)
Wooden deck (6,050)

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2006: Posted photos from Mark Gish


Mollys Run Bridge
Posted May 25, 2009, by H greene (hgreene80 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Seems such a waste! The entrance to my late great-grandparents' property is the just to the west of the bridge. My siblings and cousins spent many summers playing in the rock bed creek near the bridge. My mom would drive us over the bridge on the three wheeler because for some reason driving over those wood slats was just so amusing for us city kids!

Mollys Run Bridge
Posted January 30, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Would be a nice little trail bridge, do you know if they plan on dismantling it for reuse?

Mollys Run Bridge
Posted January 30, 2009, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com)

As of January 30, 2009 this bridge is in the process of being replaced. The new bridge should be complete by summer 2009.