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Secrest Ferry Bridge


East side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in October 2008


BH Photo #126515


Street Views 


Secrest Ferry Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Bypassed Pennsylvania through truss bridge over White River on County Line Road (CR 500 East)
Monroe County, Indiana, and Owen County, Indiana
Restored and open for pedestrian use.
Built 1903 by the Lafayette Engineering Co.; bypassed by new bridge in 1990; restored 2008
- Lafayette Engineering Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Pin-connected, 16-panel Pennsylvania through truss
Length of largest span: 319.9 ft.
Total length: 323.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1996
Also called
Owen County Bridge #9,
Monroe County Bridge #164
Gosport bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.33253, -86.67685   (decimal degrees)
39°19'57" N, 86°40'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/527850/4353728 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96000603 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
INNBI 6000009 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 37493 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 4, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 19, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 18, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added county Bridge number
  • March 13, 2014: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • October 21, 2012: New Street View added by Tony Dillon
  • June 18, 2012: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • April 24, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 6, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Updated status.
  • September 7, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Year built, Builder and NRHP date
  • October 20, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • October 2, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Secrest Ferry Bridge
Posted October 20, 2012, by ? (jimpicou [at] rocketmail [dot] com)

Painted by Bloomfield Painting Inc.

Secrest Ferry Bridge
Posted February 9, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

But yet, I am extremely happy to see this beautiful span restored! Beats seeing it in it's former rusty state!!

Secrest Ferry Bridge
Posted December 2, 2009, by Dan Reitmeyer (dan [at] clrconstruction [dot] com)

Ferry bridge has been restored by CLR Inc. of Vincennes Indiana