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Cardinal Road bridge


Photo taken by Robert Stephenson


BH Photo #131979


Cardinal Road Bridge

video by Mike Daffron


Through truss bridge over Busseron Creek on Cardinal Road (CR 1100 North)
Knox County, Indiana
Bypassed by a new bridge
Built in 1895 by the Indiana Bridge Company; now bypassed
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 161.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #165
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89546, -87.49874   (decimal degrees)
38°53'44" N, 87°29'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/456749/4305293 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4200004 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16451 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 5, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • December 14, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder
  • June 18, 2008: New photo from Robert Stephenson


  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Cardinal Road bridge
Posted December 13, 2015, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Visited yesterday. Nifty bridge, the "replacement" is quite an insult. At least it's still there.

Cardinal Road bridge
Posted June 28, 2011, by James Simmons

I'd hardly call the new "bridge" a "modern structure" Its basically a dirt road over a pipe.

Busseron Creek Bridge
Posted January 3, 2007, by Clark Griswold

The old bridge still stands as a new modern structure has been built directly south of it.

Busseron Creek Bridge
Posted January 3, 2007, by Clark Griswold

This through truss has been closed to traffic.