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Sugar Creek Trail Bridge


Photo taken by Jim Smith in November 1972


BH Photo #163747


Deck girder bridge over Sugar Creek on Montgomery County Sugar Creek Trail (former Conrail Railroad)
Montgomery County, Indiana
Open to traffic as a pedestrian bridge
Built ca. 1920's for the Peoria and Eastern Railroad
- Conrail (CR)
- Peoria & Eastern Railroad (P&E)
Deck plate girder
Total length: 383.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04228, -86.96311   (decimal degrees)
40°02'32" N, 86°57'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/503146/4432450 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 45074 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Updated status to reflect trail use
  • April 27, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Corrected railroad info, creek name
  • April 26, 2010: Added by Jacob P. Bernard


  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Sugar Creek Trail Bridge
Posted January 16, 2021, by James Smith (docbug [at] mindspring [dot] com)

Two bridges are confused here. The Big Four bridge was on the Peoria & Eastern RR, now gone. The Monon bridge was on the Monon RR and still carries CSX trains over Sugar Creek. It is not open to pedestrian traffic.

Sugar Creek Trail Bridge
Posted December 11, 2020, by Jim Smith (docbug [at] mindspring [dot] com)

I took this photograph. This bridge is over Sugar Creek on the ex-Monon RR (now CSX). My Dad & I went looking for the Monon trestle in Crawfordsville on Thanksgiving Day. He walked the trestle while I took photos. I am modeling this trestle in HO scale.

Jim Smith

Sugar Creek Trail Bridge
Posted May 30, 2016, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Below this bridge on the banks of Sugar Creek is the largest public access site for fossils and criniods in the state of Indiana. You can just be walking and find fossils by looking down

Sugar Creek Big Four Railroad Bridge
Posted September 5, 2010, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a picture of the deck now, I don't claim credit for the picture I copied it from Indiana Trails.org giving all credit where credit is due.

Sugar Creek Big Four Railroad Bridge
Posted September 5, 2010, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

According to Bird's eye view this bridge is located on the Montgomery County Sugar Creek Trail. The picture here is from 1972. The trail builders have totally changed the character of the bridge to make it safer for trail use. It no longer even remotely looks like the picture above.