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Dolan Steel Bridge (1927)


Dolan on Old SR37

SHAARD photo


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BH Photo #227538


Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Bean Blossom Creek on Old State Road 37.
Monroe County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1927; replaced 1994
(2) 7-panel, riveted Warren pony trusses
Length of largest span: 77.1 ft.
Total length: 159.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Monroe County Bridge #5
Bean Blossom Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.24191, -86.49876   (decimal degrees)
39°14'31" N, 86°29'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/543255/4343741 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5300003 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 93.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff and fixed typo.
  • April 15, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 6, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • May 18, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added county Bridge number
  • October 20, 2010: Updated by Jim Grey: Corrected GPS coords
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Related Bridges 


  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


Dolan Bridge
Posted April 15, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

You are correct Mike. I removed the photo, as it was from a modern postcard.

Dolan Bridge
Posted April 15, 2022, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Pretty sure this is Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge just south of Martinsville in Morgan County. Looks like it's been saved from I69 as part of a trail.

Dolan Bridge
Posted April 15, 2022, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think that the latest photo posted here is incorrect. The Dolan bridge only had two spans.