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Cooper Iron Bridge


Photo taken by Tom Hall


BH Photo #125688


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Cooper Iron Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Cooper Iron Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 25 East
Putnam County, Indiana
Open to Traffic
Built in 1891 by the St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co.
- St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 116.1 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Putnam County Bridge #187
Deer Creek-National Road Bridge #1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.58063, -86.84576   (decimal degrees)
39°34'50" N, 86°50'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/513246/4381223 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6700161 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16923 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 4, 2018: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • December 30, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • December 9, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 10, 2017: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge reopened as of September 2017
  • June 17, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 9, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • March 18, 2017: Updated by Will Truax: Updated status
  • January 2, 2017: Updated by Mike Daffron: added county bridge number
  • August 13, 2016: New Street View added by Dave King
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Adj. coordinates
  • December 16, 2011: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • July 20, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • October 4, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: modified date and builder
  • December 10, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • October 11, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall: added photos
  • July 4, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: common name


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com


Cooper Iron Bridge
Posted March 18, 2017, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Closed after an inspection Friday, though it is said the recommendation is for repair.


Cooper Iron Bridge
Posted October 1, 2009, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to this video, this bridge was moved to here from the nearby National Road when the 1925 bridge was built over Deer Creek there.