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Friendship Road Bridge


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon


BH Photo #115536


Friendship Road Bridge

video by Mike Daffron

Friendship Road Bridge # 2

video by Mike Daffron


Through truss bridge over Stephens Creek on Friendship Road
Monroe County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1898
- CLR Construction of Vincennes, Indiana (Restoration)
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Monroe County Bridge #114
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.14750, -86.40722   (decimal degrees)
39°08'51" N, 86°24'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/551223/4333312 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5300110 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16665 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added Rick's photos & category "6-panel truss"
  • June 6, 2021: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 16, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 28, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 2, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 2, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 23, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 18, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added county Bridge number
  • August 25, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • August 23, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • October 28, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson
  • June 24, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Builder and truss type


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman


Friendship Road Bridge
Posted February 18, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

April, 2000. Before restoration, with no plaques and a wood floor.

Friendship Road Bridge
Posted March 28, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was built by the Lafayette Bridge Co. I think the year is 1898. It was moved to this location at a later date. There is a derelict thru truss over the same creek just west of this bridge.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Friendship Road Bridge
Posted November 5, 2006, by Dan Reitmeyer (danreitmeyer [at] charter [dot] net)

This iron through truss bridge was rehabilitated in 2002