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Huntsville Road Bridge



Photos taken December 2006 by Joshua Collins

BH Photo #109271


Street View 


Huntsville Road Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Built in 1952 to replace a much older truss bridge that was destroyed by a vehicle collision in 1950.


Pratt through truss bridge over Fall Creek on Huntsville Road in Pendleton
Madison County, Indiana
Rehabilitated and reopened to traffic
Built 1952; rehabilitated 1985 and 2013-14
Riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 119.1 ft.
Total length: 121.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 2008
Also called
County Bridge #149
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.00778, -85.73528   (decimal degrees)
40°00'28" N, 85°44'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/607945/4429386 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Anderson South
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4800129 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 08001212 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16521 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1952 (329)
Built during 1950s (3,838)
Have street view (26,847)
Indiana (4,907)
Madison County, Indiana (61)
NR-listed (2,960)
Open (39,831)
Owned by county (20,733)
Pratt through truss (5,370)
Pratt truss (9,268)
Preserved (1,175)
Riveted (2,159)
Select (530)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,391)
Through truss (15,015)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,161)
Truss (32,704)

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • June 24, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated build date based on research by Melissa Brand-Welch.
  • October 14, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • March 11, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 3, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status...Bridge restored and reopened.
  • July 10, 2014: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • January 4, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status as bridge is closed and under renovation.
  • August 23, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • August 22, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed Pike to Road
  • July 25, 2010: New photos from Ed Hollowell
  • October 8, 2007: Posted photos from Joshua Collins

Related Bridges 


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Geoff Hubbs


Huntsville Road Bridge
Posted June 24, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Guys !

Huntsville Road Bridge
Posted June 24, 2020, by Luke

With Melissa's help, Tony (and myself to a far lesser extent) has been on a roll with unraveling mysteries.

Huntsville Road Bridge
Posted June 24, 2020, by Nathan B Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Thank you both for finding the answer to this mystery!

Huntsville Road Bridge
Posted June 24, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nathan, you were spot-on about this one... Of course I'm not surprised NBI was wrong!

Huntsville Road Bridge
Posted August 17, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

James Cooper thought this bridge possibly was a bridge noted in records from 1920, but his wording suggested he was somewhat uncertain about this. My field visit of this bridge shows USS brands on upper and lower chords. USS did not start branding its own logo onto steel until ca. 1952-1953, using the names of constituent companies like Carnegie until that time. Therefore, I suggest this bridge dates to between 1952 and 1970. No later than 1970 due to the use of rivets.