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Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge


Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer


BH Photo #132138



Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge

video by Mike Daffron

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Abandoned Bridges Of Indiana Volume 3

video by Mike Daffron


Pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on Old IN 37
Morgan County, Indiana
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
Built 1925
Three riveted, skewed Warren pony trusses
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 237.8 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Morgan County Bridge #224
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.39306, -86.45639   (decimal degrees)
39°23'35" N, 86°27'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/546810/4360536 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5500142 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16703 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1925 (1,257)
Built during 1920s (9,738)
Closed (2,639)
Doomed (1,094)
IN 37 (5)
Indiana (4,826)
Morgan County, Indiana (73)
NR-eligible (4,032)
Owned by county (20,395)
Pony truss (15,995)
Select (530)
Skewed (4,852)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,332)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,194)
Truss (32,182)
Warren pony truss (3,285)
Warren truss (6,419)

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2020: New video from Mike Daffron
  • August 31, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 31, 2017: New photos from Jim Grey
  • October 18, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 2, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 28, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: added bridge number and photos
  • January 18, 2015: Updated by Jim Grey: Closed to traffic
  • December 16, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Slated for demolition and replacement.



Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge
Posted August 31, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I don't know what is going to happen with this bridge once I69 is finished. It runs nice and close. My brother ran a buggy and off-road shop just to the south of it (until recently) and said he had heard that Martinsville had stopped it's demo and was going to make a large trail using it. Hope so. Now if they would put the Burton Lane Bowstring into the mix, THAT would be excellent!

Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge
Posted January 23, 2015, by Don Morrison

Click on the "view uglybridges.com report" button and read the 2012 inspection notes.

Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge
Posted January 18, 2015, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Does anybody know why this bridge is slated for demo? My Google-fu is turning up nothing.