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IN26 South Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge


Photo taken by RB

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BH Photo #141171


Street View 


IN26 SF Wildcat Creek Bridge

video by Mike Daffron


Lost through truss bridge over South Fork Wildcat Creek on IN 26
Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement contract lets 11/16/2016 CONTRACT: B-38291
Built 1941; rehabilitated 1977; replaced 2018
9-panel, Riveted Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 199.8 ft.
Total length: 324.7 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Indiana State Highway Bridge #26-79-3346A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.41806, -86.76806   (decimal degrees)
40°25'05" N, 86°46'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/519677/4474184 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lafayette East
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 006690 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17110 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1941 (469)
Built during 1940s (4,118)
Doomed (1,001)
Have street view (27,207)
IN 26 (7)
Indiana (4,963)
Lost (25,548)
Lost 2018 (202)
Lost during 2010s (3,389)
NR-eligible (4,060)
Non-Select (300)
Owned by state (16,138)
Parker through truss (1,320)
Parker truss (1,705)
Replaced by new bridge (17,233)
Span length 175-250 feet (1,998)
Through truss (15,365)
Tippecanoe County, Indiana (59)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,291)
Truss (33,276)

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • January 24, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Truss is gone and replacement going up in latest satellite view
  • April 20, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 8, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 16, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated planned contract let date.
  • December 16, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • September 23, 2013: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • October 23, 2011: New photos from Tom Hall
  • June 7, 2009: New photos from James Norwood


  • James Norwood
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


IN26 South Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge
Posted April 20, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Could not get good pix or video of this fellow. Too bad! Traffic sucked.

South Fork Wildcat Creek IN 26 Bridge
Posted March 23, 2018, by Chris Della Rocco (cfdellarocco)


Darn shame. Get your final photos in soon.

South Fork Wildcat Creek IN 26 Bridge
Posted February 21, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Oh yeah, one other thing. SHAME ON INDOT for choosing demolition!

South Fork Wildcat Creek IN 26 Bridge
Posted February 21, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Site visited last weekend. Bridge is still there, no construction activities yet. My guess is later this spring.

South Fork Wildcat Creek IN 26 Bridge
Posted October 3, 2008, by RB (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Summer 08

South Fork Wildcat Creek IN 26 Bridge
Posted July 19, 2008, by RL Bozell (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Bridge in good shape, though it could use a paint job. Parking lot on east end, south side. Follow steps down to canoe launch for good view of underside of bridge.