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Branch Tilley Ditch Bridge


Bridge in storage

Photo taken by Dan Reitmeier in May 2008

BH Photo #249469



Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Tilley Ditch on CR N 400 NE
Knox County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge and dismantled
Built ca. 1920; replaced 1999; now located in Texas.
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 37.1 ft.
Total length: 39.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.82667, -87.34833   (decimal degrees)
38°49'36" N, 87°20'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/469763/4297599 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4200221 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39356 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built during 1920s (9,172)
Indiana (4,292)
Knox County, Indiana (74)
Lost (20,010)
Lost 1999 (415)
Lost during 1990s (3,765)
Pony truss (15,248)
Replaced by new bridge (13,253)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,269)
Structurally deficient (17,797)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,254)
Truss (30,028)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2013: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • February 22, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • February 7, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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Branch Tilley Ditch Bridge
Posted March 4, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The first photo here is incorrect and needs to be deleted.

Branch Tilley Ditch Bridge
Posted March 4, 2013, by Anonymous

The first photo is also seen under the Deshee Bridge entry...wtf?

Branch Tilley Ditch Bridge
Posted March 4, 2013, by AR

I hope it looks as good in its new setting as it did in its old one.

Branch Tilley Ditch Bridge
Posted February 22, 2013, by Dan Reitmeyer (dan [at] clrconstruction [dot] com)

This bridge finally found a home near Houston Texas. Including a pic of the bridge before being shipped to Texas. It is narrowed to a width of about 9' inside.