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US41 Pigeon Creek Bridge



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US41 Pigeon Creek Bridge

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Through truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on Southbound US 41 in Evansville
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1940; rehabilitated 1970
Riveted, 9-panel Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 197.8 ft.
Total length: 200.7 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.00417, -87.53861   (decimal degrees)
38°00'15" N, 87°32'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/452713/4206414 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Evansville North
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 014310 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17132 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 10, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • September 16, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 25, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 19, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 16, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • February 23, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • March 31, 2009: New photos from James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


US41 Pigeon Creek Bridge
Posted October 4, 2018, by Anthony Marino (amarino [at] indot [dot] in [dot] gov)

This bridge is now closed for rehabilitation. Traffic will be detoured using the adjacent exit ramp and a newly paved section of roadway to get traffic south of the bridge. The bridge will remain closed through the summer of next year, and local media has been alerting motorists. The rehabilitation will include a new bridge deck, barrier walls meeting current code, replacing severely deteriorated members and components, and a full cleaning and repainting.

Pigeon Creek US 41 Bridge
Posted June 13, 2018, by Anthony Marino (amarino [at] indot [dot] in [dot] gov)

I can confirm that the bridge rehabilitation contract has been awarded and that the pre-construction conference meeting has been scheduled. I suspect that construction activities will be starting shortly thereafter. The maintenance of traffic for Southbound US 41 during construction will likely be challenging for motorists; I hope that they will be patient, plan ahead, and give themselves extra travel time.

Pigeon Creek US 41 Bridge
Posted June 8, 2018, by Anthony Marino (amarino [at] indot [dot] in [dot] gov)

There are no news articles or press releases; in my responsibilities as the Vincennes District Bridge Inspection Supervisor, I coordinate our inspection findings with the project managers who establish budget planning and proposed scopes of work. Contract plans and specs are done and this rehabilitation was already scheduled for letting earlier this year; contractors are likely working on their bid packages. This bridge is to get a new deck and heavily deteriorated steel components will get replaced in-kind.

Pigeon Creek US 41 Bridge
Posted June 7, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

GREAT! Tell us about it!!! :-D Do you have an article?

Pigeon Creek US 41 Bridge
Posted June 7, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Great news!!!

Pigeon Creek US 41 Bridge
Posted June 7, 2018, by Anthony Marino (amarino [at] indot [dot] in [dot] gov)

This bridge is not scheduled to be dismantled. This bridge is scheduled for a comprehensive rehabilitation project.

Pigeon Creek US Bridge
Posted January 1, 2007, by Clark Griswold

This Parker truss is slated to be dismantled according to the Indiana D.O.T.'s website regarding their historic bridge program.