4 votes

Paw Paw Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon


BH Photo #136149



Bowstring through truss bridge over Paw Paw Creek on CR 600 East
Miami County, Indiana
Disassembled and stored after tree fell on bridge. Hopefully will be restored someday. Removed from NRHP 10-13-15
Built 1874 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Bowstring through truss
Length of largest span: 105.9 ft.
Total length: 109.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.87842, -85.96625   (decimal degrees)
40°52'42" N, 85°57'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/587100/4525774 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5200039 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 83000008 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16652 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Updated NRHP status: removed
  • June 3, 2009: New photo from James Norwood
  • May 1, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • April 9, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • March 29, 2009: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • March 28, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • February 5, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


Paw Paw Creek Bridge
Posted April 1, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hey guys- here's a little info on this bridge. It was bypassed and standing next to the new bridge, when apparently a tree fell on it. I dont know the extent of the damage, but I was told it is in storage for possible reuse. It is a Wrought Iron Bridge Co. tubular bowstring thru truss (circa1874). I hope to see it again someday.


Paw Paw Creek Bridge
Posted April 1, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

I think I've found where this bridge was located. Nothing left but one abutment. Hopefully has been dismantled for future use rather than destroyed.

Paw Paw Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

I don't think this bridge does exist. That or itís well hidden, because I can't find it either. Miami County has an iron bridge festival and their web site lists the remaining iron bridges in the county, with the exception of paw paw creek. There seems to be very little information regarding this bridge or itís status.

Paw Paw Creek Bridge
Posted January 30, 2007, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Does this bridge even still exist? I drove to what I thought was the location of this bridge and found a concrete structure there. I hope this bridge was disassembled and moved instead of torn down!