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Black River-Eastville Rd. Bridge


West side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2008


BH Photo #116617

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Black River-Eastville Rd. Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Two-span pony truss bridge over Black River on Eastville Road
Posey County, Indiana
Built 1899
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Main span: Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt half-hip pony truss
South approach: Bolted, 3-panel Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 56.1 ft.
Total length: 121.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Posey County Bridge #58
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.20737, -87.87148   (decimal degrees)
38°12'27" N, 87°52'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/423701/4229182 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500198 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16872 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2021: New photos from Grant DiDomizio
  • November 15, 2020: New photos from Grant DiDomizio
  • June 9, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to closed
  • September 28, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 16, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added categories "Multiple span pony truss", "FrankenBridge"
  • September 22, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • September 16, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 25, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Street view
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name, Builder and Design
  • July 6, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Updated description


  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Grant DiDomizio - grantdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com


Black River-Eastville Rd. Bridge
Posted November 16, 2020, by Anonymous

it would appear so, there is nothing stopping anybody from going accross. I myself did not want to though, the bridges do not seem to be in the best condition to be supporting excess weight.

Black River-Eastville Rd. Bridge
Posted November 15, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hey Grant. Is this bridge open again?

Eastville Road Bridge
Posted October 18, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

These mismatched spans appear to have been moved here at some point in time. They are staggered on the center pier, and I doubt they would have been originally built that way.