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Salamonie River CR 1000S Bridge


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon


BH Photo #136823



Lost through truss bridge over Salamonie River on CR 1000 South
Wells County, Indiana
Built 1918; rehabilitated 1980
- Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co. of Elkhart, Indiana (Fabricator)
- J.A.Crosbie (Contractor)
8-panel, riveted Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 147.9 ft.
Total length: 152.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #60
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59611, -85.31222   (decimal degrees)
40°35'46" N, 85°18'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/642810/4495292 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 9000049 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 9, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • July 26, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon



Salamonie River Bridge
Posted April 22, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That road(1000S) runs straight through from one side of the county to the other, so they may have done it to appease the farmers. Hopefully that will help the other two bridges....I know #59 is status pending on the INDOT site. I would like to find out if they dismantled #60 for possible reuse. I know at one time they were talking about moving the Vera Cruz bridge into Bluffton. One can hope.

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


Yeah, it's a shame to find these old bridges missing. I suspected this bridge had been replaced even before my visit, but hoped maybe it had been bypassed. Unfortunately it wasnít.

I see from your postings that Delaware County has some nice old bridges, possibly endangered as well. Looks like Iím going to have to check them out before itís too late.

Salamonie River Bridge
Posted April 22, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)


Sad to see they replaced this one. For years, going to my Grandparent's house in Warren, I would visit these 3 bridges. 3 different truss types on 3 consecutive roads was pretty cool.........but no more. Had I have gotten an earlier start to Delaware County on Saturday, I was planning on going up that way. Good to see we've got each others backs!


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

This bridge no longer exits. Replaced with modern concrete structure.