7 votes

Mull Bridge


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon


BH Photo #115551


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on CR 800 East
Shelby County, Indiana, and Rush County, Indiana
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built ca.1890
7-panel, Pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 97.1 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #31
Little Blue River CR 800E Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60139, -85.63194   (decimal degrees)
39°36'05" N, 85°37'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/617455/4384410 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rays Crossing
Inventory numbers
INNBI 7300031 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17020 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2017: New Street View added by Dave King
  • October 14, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 17, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 4, 2015: Updated by Janis Ford: Changed status to closed
  • December 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • October 18, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • April 1, 2009: New photo from Anthony Dillon
  • December 10, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • November 13, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


Mull Bridge
Posted October 5, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm not surprised considering the old girl hasn't had any maintenance in recent history.

Classified as Non-select, but carried a very low ADT count so rehabilitation would be a more cost-effective option.

Mull Bridge
Posted November 27, 2011, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

Visited this bridge this morning and was pleased with it. I especially liked the wingwalls

This is a beautiful bridge and looks to be in good condition.

Little Blue River Bridge
Posted November 7, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It is possible Harold........ but the current span appears to be a mix of iron and steel, which would date it to around 1890. It would have also been built on cut stone abutments. Sometimes you can look at the abutments and tell there was a previous bridge on site. A Burr Arch covered bridge would have required a notched spots on the abutments where the arch would rest. These abutments don't have any telltale signs of a former span.

Little Blue River Bridge
Posted November 7, 2010, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

Was there ever a covered bridge in this location?