Mike Daffron

About Me 

Email: daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Recent Updates 

Buckatunna Millry Road Bridge (Wayne County, Mississippi)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Buckatunna Creek on old alignment of Buckatunna Millry Rd Bridge
January 16, 2019: New photo
Johnstown Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Eel River on CR 1300 West
January 12, 2019: New photos
Feederdam Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Closed through truss bridge over Eel River on Towpath Road
January 12, 2019: New photos
PC - Johnstown Trestle (Owen County, Indiana)
Abandoned bridge on Former Penn Central Railroad Line
January 12, 2019: New Street View added
PC - Johnstown bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Lost Bridge over Tributary of Eel River on Former Penn Central Railroad Line
January 12, 2019: New photos
PC - Johnstown bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Lost Bridge over Tributary of Eel River on Former Penn Central Railroad Line
January 12, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge removed, only abutments remain
PC - Johnstown bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Lost Bridge over Tributary of Eel River on Former Penn Central Railroad Line
January 12, 2019: Added
PC - Johnstown Trestle (Owen County, Indiana)
Abandoned bridge on Former Penn Central Railroad Line
January 12, 2019: New photos
PC - Johnstown Trestle (Owen County, Indiana)
Abandoned bridge on Former Penn Central Railroad Line
January 12, 2019: Added
Middle Fork Driveway Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Middle Fork Wildcat Creek on Private driveway
January 11, 2019: New video
Dry Branch Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Cr 200n
January 7, 2019: New photos
Dry Branch Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Cr 200n
January 7, 2019: Added
Spencer Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Lost through truss bridge over White River on CR 25 East
January 7, 2019: New photo
Wildcat Creek IN 75 Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Wildcat Creek on IN 75
January 7, 2019: New video
Appleby Ford Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Lost through truss bridge over Mill Creek on CR 850 East
January 7, 2019: New photo
Big Walnut Creek US 36 Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Big Walnut Creek on US 36
January 7, 2019: New photos
Patricksburg Road Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over West Fork of Fish Creek on CR 75 South
January 6, 2019: New photos
Old SR 67 bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Abandoned bridge over Branch of White River
January 6, 2019: New photos
Old SR 67 bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Abandoned bridge over Branch of White River
January 6, 2019: Added
Baker's Camp Covered Bridge 14-67-02 (Putnam County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 650N
January 6, 2019: New photos
Big Walnut Creek US 231 Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Big Walnut Creek on US 231
January 6, 2019: New photo
East Fork Plum Creek US 36 Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over East Fork Plum Creek on US 36
January 6, 2019: New photos
Plum Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Plum Creek on Road 650 North
January 6, 2019: New photos
Bledsoe Branch Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Bledsoe Branch Creek on CR 175 East
January 6, 2019: New photos
Morton Road Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Branch Owl Creek on Morton Road
January 6, 2019: New photos
Drainage Ditch US 231 Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Drainage Ditch on US 231
January 6, 2019: New photos
Snyder Branch Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Lost concrete arch bridge over Snyder Branch Creek on CR 200 North
January 6, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been replaced
Snyder Branch Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Lost concrete arch bridge over Snyder Branch Creek on CR 200 North
January 6, 2019: New photos
Dry Branch Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Cr 200e
January 6, 2019: New photos
Putnam County Bridge #286 (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete deck girder bridge over CSX Transportation on Road 100 East
January 6, 2019: New photos
Sallust Branch US 40 Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Sallust Branch on US 40
January 6, 2019: New photos
Cotton Branch Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete Stringer bridge over Cotton Branch Creek on Cr 925e
January 6, 2019: New photos
Belle Union Branch Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Belle Union Branch Creek on CR 600 South
January 6, 2019: New photos
Staley Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Open-spandrel concrete arch bridge over a branch of Mill Creek on CR 925 East
January 6, 2019: New photos
Ferguson Branch Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Ferguson Branch on CR 1125 South
January 6, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been replaced
Ferguson Branch Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Ferguson Branch on CR 1125 South
January 6, 2019: New photos
Meadowbrook Creek IN 46 Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Meadowbrook Creek on IN 46 in Spencer
January 6, 2019: New photos
THI&E - Branch West Fork Big Walnut Creek Bridge (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Abandoned concrete tee beam bridge over West Fork of Big Walnut Creek on Abandoned THI&E Interurban Railroad
January 5, 2019: New photos
Indian Creek Bridge (Martin County, Indiana)
Abandoned Baltimore through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Former CR 1020N or #60
January 2, 2019: New video
Eel River Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
2-span riveted Pratt through truss bridge over Eel River on CR 100 East
December 25, 2018: New video
Saline City Birch Creek Railroad Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Birch Creek
December 18, 2018: New photos
Saline City Birch Creek Railroad Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Birch Creek
December 16, 2018: New photo
Saline City Birch Creek Railroad Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Birch Creek
December 16, 2018: Added
Brush Creek Railroad bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Abandoned bridge over Brush Creek on Former RR line
December 16, 2018: New photos
Brush Creek Railroad bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Abandoned bridge over Brush Creek on Former RR line
December 16, 2018: Added
Barrick Corner Railroad bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Abandoned bridge over Tributary of White Oak Creek on Former RR line
December 16, 2018: New photos
Barrick Corner Railroad bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Abandoned bridge over Tributary of White Oak Creek on Former RR line
December 16, 2018: Added
Deer Creek overflow Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Deer Creek overflow on CR 100E
December 12, 2018: New video
Lattas Creek Railroad Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Bridge over Lattas Creek
December 8, 2018: New photos
Lattas Creek Railroad Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Bridge over Lattas Creek
December 8, 2018: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted January 17, 2019

Where did the weird name "Dongola" come from? Anyone know?

I must say that I prefer the old name

Posted January 16, 2019

Melissa, make sure you go early spring or the poison ivy will get you. Also, you must go in from the south. While your in the area, try to find Long Pond in Gibson. It's by the power plant in Petersburg. Also, Washington Rd near the town of Washington. AND Have you drove the Wabash Cannonball? Yee Ha! Lots of goodies in a small area! Plus lotsa ponies!

Posted January 16, 2019

Phooey! I think a better location would be Big Bone Lick, Kentucky. It just rolls off the tongue, excuse the pun. Another bonus is that Sugartit is just around the corner

Posted January 13, 2019

Well, Melissa, your recent newspaper pix have shown me one thing: Idiot drivers have been screwing up good bridges for a long time and not only in Indiana! Keep up the good digging!

Posted January 12, 2019

Now that they are replacing Patricksburg Road bridge, we only have a few bridges of metal left in Owen. I am sad. This fellow needs to be restored!

Posted January 12, 2019

Yes, we got some snow today. But now we have freezing rain. Great bridge. Someone needs to fix this, Aquaduct and Jeffers. They would make an excellent trail.

Posted January 12, 2019

I have been past this so many times and TODAY was the FIRST time I have seen these remains!! Really crappy here in Indiana at the moment, but I'm gonna trek out, and seek new sites, to boldly go... you know. Will post better pix ASAP.

Posted January 12, 2019

I have drove by this structure a hundred times, but can't get too close because it is swamp conditions at all times. Will still try when the ground hardens up>

Hunterdon County
Posted January 9, 2019

Ponies?? Did I Hear Ponies?? I'm moving there!!

Posted January 8, 2019

The LAST thing on anybody in Spencer's mind is to save "rusty old steel eyesores". (Quote from an anonymous A-hole)

Posted January 6, 2019

Someone grab him a herring.

Posted January 6, 2019

Wow! I'll shut up about the little ponies I continually whine about. What a structure! (Btw, I'll never stop whining about ponies!!)

Posted January 6, 2019

Here are maybe the last pix I will take of this old guy. It's scheduled to begin replacement tomorrow. It is rusting bad, but Owen Co is too cheap to paint anything. Bummer.

Posted January 6, 2019

What an awesome little bridge! And in the middle of an unlikely area. Appleby Ford was just to the south a little. The area has gotten a lot of water lately making the slopes a little slippery. I almost luged into the old drink.

Posted January 5, 2019

I had mistaken this bridge as abandoned Old 136, so I deleted the mistake.