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Harris Ford Bridge


Barrel looking South

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in July 2010


BH Photo #170232


Harris Ford Bridge

video by Mike Daffron


Pratt through truss bridge over Clear Creek on Clear Creek Trail in Bloomington
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians
Originally built in Warren County, IN in 1887 and moved to Monroe County in 2003. Installed on site of original Illinois Central Railroad(Bloomington Southern) ROW and bridge site. Line accessed former quarry South of this location.
- Lomas Forge & Bridge Works of Cincinnati, Ohio
9-panel pinned Pratt through truss
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Moore's Hill Bridge
Big Red Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.10842, -86.54312   (decimal degrees)
39°06'30" N, 86°32'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/539501/4328907 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clear Creek
Inventory number
BH 37494 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • July 3, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 3, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 5, 2014: New photo from James Norwood
  • June 16, 2012: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added name
  • August 25, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • August 24, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • August 23, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • July 25, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Added site railroad history
  • July 25, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • September 26, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: alt. name
  • October 28, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status, GPS and history
  • October 2, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Harris Ford Bridge
Posted October 3, 2008, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Beautiful, love to see them treated like this.