4 votes

Bear Creek CR 400W Bridge


Yes its not a illusion its sitting on a trailer truck

Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000


BH Photo #148939



Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on County Road 400 West
Jennings County, Indiana
sitting to the side of the road on a trailer that looks like the bridge has flattened the tires on the trailer
Built 1925
Riveted Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 61.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Old County Bridge #8
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.12944, -85.68667   (decimal degrees)
39°07'46" N, 85°41'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/613518/4331962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4000008 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16392 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 35.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Abandoned (3,339)
Built 1925 (1,228)
Built during 1920s (9,482)
Indiana (4,625)
Jennings County, Indiana (76)
NR-eligible (4,016)
Non-Select (300)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Owned by county (20,054)
Pony truss (15,695)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,601)
Structurally deficient (15,851)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,975)
Truss (31,230)
Warren pony truss (3,196)
Warren truss (6,247)
Wooden deck (6,003)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added truss type.
  • November 10, 2009: Updated by J.P.: been replaced but just moved to a field


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com


Bear Creek Bridge
Posted August 27, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Looks like someone grabbed a couple gallons of fix-a-flat and moved the bridge to an unknown destination. Anyone have a clue?

Bear Creek Bridge
Posted May 2, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Good idea. Marketing bridges is required under any bridge to be replaced that has federal involvement. Whether KYTC has a central website like InDOT (I don't think they do), they should still have Section106/4(f) affected bridges.

Bear Creek Bridge
Posted May 2, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I also suggested to him that since the location is in Southwest Kentucky, that he check and see if Kentucky has any programs of this type. Could possibly find something closer to home that would be less expensive to move.

Bear Creek Bridge
Posted May 2, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Consult the INDOT bridge marketing website or contact Mary Kennedy at INDOT for questions about the program.


historic bridges
Posted April 28, 2010, by brad youngblood (brad [at] youngbloodexcavating [dot] com)

We are interested in finding a bridge of historic value to span 80'- 100' creek on an historic property. any information or ideas would be helpful.