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Daniel Creek CR 450E Bridge


Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.


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Daniel Creek CR 450E Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Pony truss bridge over Daniel Creek on CR 450 East
Miami County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1979
3-pan, pinned Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 37.4 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Miami County Bridge #90
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.77061, -85.98707   (decimal degrees)
40°46'14" N, 85°59'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/585484/4513786 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5200070 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
Miami County B90
BH 16642 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.5 (out of 100)
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Built 1925 (1,272)
Built during 1920s (9,922)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss (503)
Indiana (4,917)
Miami County, Indiana (73)
NR-eligible (4,046)
Non-Select (300)
One-lane traffic (7,606)
Open (39,880)
Owned by county (20,778)
Pin-connected (3,900)
Pony truss (16,180)
Pratt pony truss (3,636)
Pratt truss (9,292)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,663)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,189)
Truss (32,770)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • July 5, 2019: New photos from Jen Savage
  • November 22, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • November 10, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 19, 2017: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • April 19, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added county inventory number to inventory number section.


  • Jen Savage - reoracer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Daniel Creek CR 450E Bridge
Posted July 5, 2019, by Jen Savage (reoracer [at] gmail [dot] com)

Stumbled across this bridge today totally by accident (avoiding a train on my regular route). Have added some new photos. Been on this site for 6 or 7 years, but finally signed up for an account today after reading the comments here. You get your wish, another Indiana contributor :) I will mostly do bridges around Miami, Wabash, Kosciusko, and Fulton Counties.

Daniel Creek Bridge
Posted April 20, 2017, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

It just seems that some visitors are hesitant to do more than post a comment, which increases the work that the webmaster has to do. It's really not very hard to add a photo or edit the entry, actually surprisingly easy.

Daniel Creek Bridge
Posted April 19, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm just happy to have the input... Especially from a county engineer! I wish all county engineers would show the interest in their historic bridges that Mr. Einselen in Miami County does! That would be an awesome thing!!

Daniel Creek Bridge
Posted April 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If he is not a registered user, he might not be able to. Hopefully he will sign up. Indiana has an incredible selection of bridges, so it would be great to have another Indiana contributor on here.

Daniel Creek Bridge
Posted April 19, 2017, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Why not add the name to the bridge entry?

Daniel Creek Bridge
Posted April 19, 2017, by Kenneth Einselen (in52engr [at] miamicountyin [dot] gov)

This bridge is identified as B-90 in the county inventory.

Daniel Creek Bridge
Posted April 22, 2009, by Steven Mitchell (sjmitchell [at] my [dot] trine [dot] edu)

I like this bridge. It reminds me of my dear friend curt daniels.