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Deep Cut Lake Road Bridge #49


West side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2009


BH Photo #140619



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Deep Cut Lake Road Bridge # 49

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Pratt pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Deep Cut Lake Road
Martin County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1995
Pinned Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 79.0 ft.
Total length: 85.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Beaver Creek Bridge #49
Martin County Bridge #49
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.67639, -86.71972   (decimal degrees)
38°40'35" N, 86°43'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/524379/4280903 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5100024 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16622 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.7 (out of 100)
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Built 1921 (538)
Built during 1920s (9,481)
Indiana (4,625)
Martin County, Indiana (47)
NR-eligible (4,016)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Open (38,211)
Owned by county (20,051)
Pin-connected (3,697)
Pony truss (15,695)
Pratt pony truss (3,476)
Pratt truss (8,741)
Select (530)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,177)
Steel grate deck (438)
Structurally deficient (15,852)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,372)
Truss (31,227)

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 8, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • March 11, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • October 15, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 22, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added County Bridge Number
  • July 21, 2014: New photos from Ed Hollowell
  • May 25, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson


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  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted July 23, 2014, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

I believe that the 1921 date for this bridge may have been the correct one for all four of the "Beaver Creek Bridges" on Deep Cut Lake Road. These pony trusses must have replaced earlier bridges, maybe even bridges left from the railroad which the road was built upon.