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Salamonie River CR 900S Bridge


Photo taken by Tom Hall


BH Photo #115672


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Salamonie River on CR 900 South
Wells County, Indiana
Moved to an abandoned roadbed just SW of it's original location. New bridge open.
Future prospects
Available for reuse
Built 1905
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
6-panel, Riveted Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 132.8 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Former County Bridge #59
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60984, -85.31912   (decimal degrees)
40°36'35" N, 85°19'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/642198/4496805 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
INNBI 9000048 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17294 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2011)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2013: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • January 7, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Modified status as bridge is now sitting intact just SW of it's original location.
  • July 17, 2011: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • July 12, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge still open as of July 10, not sure when it is to be replaced and set to the side.
  • May 21, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge replaced but set to the side for future reuse
  • February 6, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Salamonie River Bridge
Posted April 20, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is to be placed into storage. Contract to let May 11th for replacement.

Salamonie River Bridge
Posted April 22, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

This is a very solid bridge for its age. The concrete floor and outer I beams seem to be the only weak point. Years of winter road salt have taken its toll on these. This bridge is scheduled for replacement.

Built by Indiana Bridge Company.

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