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LittlePipe Creek-River Road Bridge



Photo taken Oct. 2006 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102881



Lost pony truss bridge over Little Pipe Creek on River Road
Miami County, Indiana
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1932
- Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co. of Elkhart, Indiana (Likely fabricator)
- F.N. Hoffman (Contractor)
- George Nicholson
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 53.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #73
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74194, -86.10639   (decimal degrees)
40°44'31" N, 86°06'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/575446/4510495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bunker Hill
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5200057 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16655 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 88.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge was replaced in 2014
  • March 28, 2010: New photo from James Norwood
  • December 22, 2006: Posted photos from Tom Hall


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


River Road Bridge B-73 Miami County
Posted January 29, 2016, by Kenneth Einselen (in52enrg [at] miamicountyin [dot] gov)

Replaced in 2014

River Road Bridge
Posted February 9, 2009, by Steve Mitchell (sjmitchell [at] my [dot] trine [dot] edu)

that is abysmal that thoughtless people would use a historic landmark to dispose of there refuse. i am highly offended.

River Road Bridge
Posted February 6, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

It is very unfortunate that rural bridges are used as dump sites for all sorts of cast off items, from Deer carcasses to Old Refrigerators, old cars and washing machines.

River Road Bridge
Posted February 5, 2009, by steve mitchell (sjmitchell [at] my [dot] trine [dot] edu)

there are dear carcasses in the water!