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South Fork Wildcat Creek IN 26 Bridge


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Through truss bridge over South Fork Wildcat Creek on IN 26
Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement contract lets 11/16/2016 CONTRACT: B-38291
Built 1941; rehabilitated 1977
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
Inventory numbers
INNBI 006690 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17110 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)


Built 1941 (410)
Built during 1940s (3,613)
Doomed (1,041)
Have street view (22,590)
IN 26 (7)
Indiana (4,200)
NR-eligible (3,979)
Non-Select (301)
Open (36,898)
Owned by state (13,898)
Parker through truss (1,171)
Parker truss (1,527)
Span length 175-250 feet (1,824)
Structurally deficient (18,555)
Through truss (12,952)
Tippecanoe County, Indiana (40)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,671)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • 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


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.