Rating:
5 votes

Crosley Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Mark Gish

BH Photo #102844

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River in Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area
Location
Jennings County, Indiana
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built in 1937; rehabilitated 1977
Design
Pratt through truss
Warren pony truss approaches on both ends.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 211.9 ft.
Deck width: 9.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.96179, -85.61707   (decimal degrees)
38°57'42" N, 85°37'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/619816/4313446 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vernon
Inventory numbers
INNBI 060380 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16404 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
143

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added category "Othmar H. Ammann Nominee" 2012
  • January 22, 2017: New photos from John Key
  • November 21, 2012: New photos from J.P.
  • October 14, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: date
  • April 11, 2009: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • April 1, 2009: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • October 2, 2006: Posted photos from Mark Gish

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Key

Comments 

Crosley Bridge
Posted January 22, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Beauty!!

Crosley Bridge
Posted August 29, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yup Mike!... You'll loose a side-view mirror to her if your not careful!

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

Seriously, I believe this to be the narrowest bridge I have driven across. Truly excellent!!!

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

Bridge reopened to vehicals. I pity the fool in the Hummer that attempts to cross it.

Crosley Bridge
Posted August 3, 2015, by Chris (cfdellarocco [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is currently closed as of July 15... you can still drive back to see the bridge but you cannot cross it.

I don't know what's going on or if it will be reopened.

Crosley Bridge
Posted November 7, 2011, by Tim Hamblen (flinttim [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Actually, Powel Crosley did not start building cars until 1939. The bridge was built in 1937. They put down the last floor boards as the river was rising during the Flood of 37. The cars of the day just were not very big and since it was a private funded bridge , narrow meant cheaper.Our Crosley car club meets there each Fall and we take a group picture of all our cars on the bridge.

Crosley Bridge
Posted July 20, 2010, by kathy burton (kathyburton122 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I love the Crosley Green Bridge and have been here many times as I live in this county. I am also a ghosthunter and my mom and dad brung me here as a small child ghosthunting and telling the Crosley monster story and i still do it today. We are here alot. It is a very peaceful place all the time but at night this place comes alive! It is a location that many from our county visit and go home with the counties urban legands fresh in their minds and I love to check out urban legands. I have many pictures of this location and ghosthunts we've done here on my myspace site if u ever wanna look. Jennings county ghost hunter!

Crosley Bridge
Posted March 25, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A neat little bridge, but man is it narrow! Mr. Crosley had it built for his little cars.