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Black River-Wilsey Road Bridge


East end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2008


BH Photo #116635


Street View 


Black River-Wilsey Road Bridge

Closed and abandoned

Mike Daffron

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Through truss bridge over Black River on Wilsey Road
Posey County, Indiana
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1918
Bolted, 9-panel Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 178.1 ft.
Total length: 659.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Posey County Bridge #66
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.20031, -87.89149   (decimal degrees)
38°12'01" N, 87°53'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/421942/4228415 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Harmony
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500200 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16891 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 11.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 8, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 24, 2019: New photos from Carl Crasher
  • October 27, 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 and Design
  • July 6, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson


  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


Black River-Wilsey Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I love the lattice railing

Wilsey Road Bridge
Posted March 27, 2016, by James Simmons (james [at] simmons [dot] net)

Closed to all traffic as of 2016. Sad Day, I'd driven across it multiple times.

Wilsey Road Bridge
Posted May 8, 2011, by James Simmons (james [at] simmons [dot] net)

Its a 10 span i think. Doesn't look like its in good condition though.

Wilsey Road Bridge
Posted August 31, 2007, by Anonymous

From the description of this bridge if it still exists, it sounds like it is a rather long bridge.