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Mill Creek IN 42 Bridge


Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer


BH Photo #132154

Street View 


Mill Creek Bridge IN 42

video by Mike Daffron


Through truss bridge over Mill Creek on IN 42
Putnam County, Indiana
Rehabilitation complete.
Built ca. 1940; rehabilitated 1974 and 2015
Riveted Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 174.8 ft.
Total length: 179.7 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Also called
Indiana State Highway Bridge #42-67-3172A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.49694, -86.72583   (decimal degrees)
39°29'49" N, 86°43'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/523573/4371961 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 015830 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16945 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built during 1940s (4,233)
Have street view (28,909)
IN 42 (6)
Indiana (5,098)
Open (40,968)
Owned by state (16,555)
Parker through truss (1,410)
Parker truss (1,805)
Putnam County, Indiana (98)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,419)
Through truss (16,792)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,478)
Truss (35,469)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2020: New video from Mike Daffron
  • March 26, 2019: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • September 2, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • January 2, 2017: Updated by Mike Daffron: added bridge number
  • October 20, 2015: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 15, 2015: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge is currently closed for rehabilitation.
  • June 15, 2015: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 16, 2011: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • January 3, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson



Mill Creek IN 42 Bridge
Posted May 13, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

What I think is part of the previous bridge's abutment remains. It is just south of the east portal. The first photo below shows it. The second image is of what I believe was the road's path when this older bridge was still in place. The vestiges of this alignment still exist northwest of the current bridge. The dotted line of the old abutment crosses Mill Creek at about where that line of blocks lies.