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Blackford Creek Bridge



Photo taken by James McCray in Feburary 2009


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Through truss bridge over Blackford Creek on Ray Road
Daviess County, Kentucky, and Hancock County, Kentucky
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1884
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 91.8 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.87028, -86.90194   (decimal degrees)
37°52'13" N, 86°54'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/508624/4191426 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
Inventory numbers
KY 030-C00018N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18756 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 12, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • April 16, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • February 9, 2009: New photos from James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Nathan Holth
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


Blackford Creek Bridge
Posted February 11, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Ridiculous that this 25-car-a-day landmark was replaced!

Blackford Creek Bridge
Posted December 12, 2014, by Zachary S

Google Earth shows the bridge gone as of late 2013 and heavy equipment tearing up the surrounding area... unless it was moved somewhere, this historic truss is lost.

Blackford Creek Bridge
Posted November 13, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Would love to know the story behind the crowbar being welded to the portal of this bridge. Not the first time I have seen something like it however. The County Line Bridge in Hancock & Rush Counties, Indiana has a Horse shoe welded to the sway bracing.