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Cavehill Road Truss Bridge



Photo taken 2006 by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #102975


Cavehill Road bridge

Mike Daffron

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Parker through truss bridge over Laughery Creek on Cavehill Road
Ripley County, Indiana
Open to one-lane traffic
Built ca. 1920
9-panel, riveted Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 167.6 ft.
Total length: 174.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #14
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.99717, -85.18242   (decimal degrees)
38°59'50" N, 85°10'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/657398/4318034 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cross Plains
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6900013 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16974 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 20, 2021: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 17, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • March 19, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Adj. coordinates
  • February 19, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • October 28, 2009: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • August 28, 2006: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell


  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Cavehill Road Truss Bridge
Posted December 29, 2018, by Tom Hoffman

During fall and winter months, this bridge is visible down in the valley while driving Olean road.

Cavehill Road Truss Bridge
Posted March 27, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Cavehill Road Truss Bridge
Posted March 27, 2013, by Glen Gray (fasted1988 [at] msn [dot] com)

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