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Saddle Barn Road Bridge


Photo taken by Joshua Collins


BH Photo #111646


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Saddle Barn Road

Mike Daffron

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Through truss bridge over Leatherwood Creek on Saddle Barn Road in Bedford
Lawrence County, Indiana
Slightly refurbished and reopened late 2014
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1988; Closed 2013; rehabilitated 2014 and reopened
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 90.9 ft.
Total length: 96.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.6 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Lawrence County Bridge #139
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85983, -86.46286   (decimal degrees)
38°51'35" N, 86°27'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/546603/4301359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bedford East
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4700106 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16510 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 9, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 29, 2017: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added bridge number and photos
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 11, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • March 29, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • January 14, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Saddle Barn Road Bridge
Posted September 10, 2014, by TM (apmarino1966 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I forgot to post the photograph I took. It is a nice old bridge, but the rust is getting heavy on the underside.

Saddle Barn Road Bridge
Posted September 10, 2014, by TM (apmarino1966 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was in Bedford a few months ago, and this bridge was opened. It has a new wooden deck with an asphalt overlay. The county also poured some new concrete on the roadway at each end of the bridge. The work on the wooden deck is not the best, as some of the planks are still loose and banged when I drove over it.

Saddle Barn Road Bridge
Posted June 15, 2013, by Tim Wray (tim [at] backwoodrealm [dot] com)

This bridge was closed in the last two weeks. Unsure if there are plans to restore it at this time.