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Flatrock Creek Bridge


Overview looking East

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2010


BH Photo #163254


Sits on bedrock, with no man-made substructure.


Pony truss bridge over Flatrock Creek on County Road 1225 North
Jennings County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1895
5-panel, Pinned Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #50
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.16412, -85.44488   (decimal degrees)
39°09'51" N, 85°26'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/634352/4336141 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4000048 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16406 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 20, 2021: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 12, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • January 22, 2017: New photos from John Key
  • April 21, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added truss type and adjusted coordinates


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Key


Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted January 22, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Does seem like the first step to replacement......

Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted January 22, 2017, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Should we be concerned that the load limit has been reduced from 10 tons to 5 tons?


Art S.

Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted January 22, 2017, by John Key

We were driving a long at a steady pace, suddenly the road changed to gravel, we slowed down as the road dipped into a valley and hugged a creek bed. The banks of the creek worn away by time, jutting out in smooth and jagged outcroppings. The road weaved and followed the meandering path of the creek. Clusters of trees clung to the hillsides and fields as we rounded the last curve. Then there beneath the limbs of its watchful guardian, accompanied by a lone aging barn. The bridge sat, graciously allowing us passage to the other side. Few bridges ever last this long, forgotten and tucked away on this less traveled backroad, quietly serving its purpose for over 122 years. Hidden from the world this little gem still gets to shine, we hope to return again one day down the heavenly winding path that led us to you.

Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted August 28, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Beautiful bridge and creek. Nice little wooden bridge built nearby.