Mike Daffron

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Email: daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Recent Updates 

Old West Washington Street Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over White River on West Washington St.
February 20, 2021: New photo
Old West Washington Street Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over White River on West Washington St.
February 19, 2021: New photo
Nevins Covered Bridge 14-61-05 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Little Raccoon Creek on CR S130E
February 15, 2021: New video
Blue Bluff Road Bridge (Morgan County, Indiana)
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over White River on Blue Bluff Road
February 11, 2021: New photo
Twin Bridges (Henderson County, Kentucky)
Pair of cantilevered through truss bridges over the Ohio River on US 41. Rehabilitated 2008
February 11, 2021: New photo
Smith Covered Bridge 14-70-01 (Rush County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Flatrock River on CR 150 North
February 7, 2021: New video
Narrows Covered Bridge 14-61-36 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Sugar Creek on Old Narrows Road at Turkey Run State Park
January 30, 2021: New video
Wilkins Mill Covered Bridge 14-61-35 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Sugar Mill Creek on CR110E
January 29, 2021: New video
Orient Bridge (Pickaway County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Big Darby Creek on OH 762
January 25, 2021: New video
Chunn Ford Covered Bridge 14-83-01x (Vermillion County, Indiana)
Covered Bridge
January 25, 2021: Added
Chunn Ford Covered Bridge 14-83-01x (Vermillion County, Indiana)
Covered Bridge
January 25, 2021: New photo
Millikan Covered Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Lost Smith truss covered Bridge over Beanblossom Creek on Maple Grove Road.
January 25, 2021: Added
Sugar Creek IN 39 Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on IN 39
January 25, 2021: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been replaced
Millikan Covered Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Lost Smith truss covered Bridge over Beanblossom Creek on Maple Grove Road.
January 24, 2021: New photo
Smith Covered Bridge 14-70-01 (Rush County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Flatrock River on CR 150 North
January 16, 2021: New photos
Norris Ford Covered Bridge 14-70-08 (Rush County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Flatrock River on CR 300 North
January 16, 2021: New photos
Mud Creek Covered Bridge 14-70-09 (Rush County, Indiana)
Relocated Covered Bridge restored by the Pioneer Engineers Club.
January 16, 2021: New photos
Moscow Covered Bridge 14-70-07 (Rush County, Indiana)
Two-span covered bridge over Flatrock River on CR 900S at Moscow
January 16, 2021: New photos
Forsythe Covered Bridge 14-70-04 (Rush County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Flatrock River on CR 650 South
January 16, 2021: New photos
State Sanatorium Covered Bridge 14-61-38 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Little Raccoon Creek
January 16, 2021: New video
Haubstadt Park bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Warren pony Truss Bridge over Hurricane Creek in Johnson Township Park
January 16, 2021: New video
Batson Covered Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Lost Bridge over Salamonie River on State Route 3
January 14, 2021: New photo
Cox Ford Covered Bridge 14-61-34 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Sugar Creek on Cox Ford Road north of Rockville
January 4, 2021: New video
PRR PSI Track - Kokomo Creek Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Deck plate girder bridge over Kokomo Creek on Kokomo Belt Railroad, part of Pennsylvania RR(later PC, Conrail) with trackage rights by Nickel Plate, N&W. in Kokomo
January 3, 2021: New photos
Vermont Covered Bridge 14-34-01 (Howard County, Indiana)
Relocated Smith through truss bridge over Kokomo Creek in Kokomo's Highland Park
January 3, 2021: New photos
NS - Wildcat Creek Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Wildcat Creek on former IMC Nickel Plate line
January 3, 2021: New photos
Mud Creek IN 26 Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Mud Creek on IN 26
January 3, 2021: New photos
Highland Park Footbridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Kokomo Creek on path
January 3, 2021: New photos
Sugar Creek CR 930E Bridge (Clinton County, Indiana)
Abandoned Pratt Bedstead pony truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 930 East
January 1, 2021: New video
Sugar Creek CR 930E Bridge (Clinton County, Indiana)
Abandoned Pratt Bedstead pony truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 930 East
January 1, 2021: New video
West Union Covered Bridge 14-61-27 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Sugar Creek on CR525W north of West Union
December 19, 2020: New video
Armstrong Station Bridge (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek on Armstrong Station Road (CR 950 West)
December 9, 2020: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge is open to all traffic
Haubstadt Park bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Warren pony Truss Bridge over Hurricane Creek in Johnson Township Park
December 5, 2020: New photos
Newbern/Columbus People Trail Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Camelback through truss bridge over Haw Creek on trail
December 5, 2020: New video
Fishers Fork Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Warren pony truss bridge on Trail
November 29, 2020: New video
Hester Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Little Blue River on CR 500N
November 21, 2020: New video
Baker's Camp Covered Bridge 14-67-02 (Putnam County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 650N
November 7, 2020: New video
Pugh Ford Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Two-span through truss bridge over Flatrock River on CR 900 North
November 7, 2020: New video
Golf Course Road Bridge (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Queenpost pony truss bridge over Agnew Ditch on Golf Course Road
November 7, 2020: New video
Conns Creek CR 600S Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Conns Creek on CR 600 South
October 10, 2020: New video
Jeffers Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Birch Creek on CR 200 South
October 10, 2020: Updated by Mike Daffron: changed build date to 1926, other info
Brownsville-Mill Race Park Covered Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over a branch of Driftwood River in Mill Race Park
October 4, 2020: New video
Brownsville-Mill Race Park Covered Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over a branch of Driftwood River in Mill Race Park
October 4, 2020: New video
Woodruff Bridge (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Two-span through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on Road 75 East, south of Winamac
October 3, 2020: New photos
Tippecanoe River IN 119 Bridge (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on IN 119
October 3, 2020: New photos
Panhandle Pathway Trail - Tippecanoe River Bridge (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tippecanoe River on the Panhandle Pathway Trail in Winamac
October 3, 2020: New photo
Monterey Tippecanoe River Bridge (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on CR 625 East in Monterey
October 3, 2020: New photos
Golf Course Road Bridge (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Queenpost pony truss bridge over Agnew Ditch on Golf Course Road
October 3, 2020: New photos
Wabash Cannon Ball Bridge (Lawrence County, Illinois)
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on TR 257 northeast of St. Francisville
September 29, 2020: New video
Adams Road Bridge (Parke County, Indiana)
Slab bridge over Sand Creek on Adams Road
September 27, 2020: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted February 10, 2021

Hope so too, but doubt it. This bridge gets vandalized often. Greene Co has a 3-D problem: too many drunks, druggies and dumbasses.

Posted February 8, 2021

Uh-oh! Some a-hole tried to torch this beaut: https://www.wthr.com/article/news/crime/isp-investigating-fi...

Posted January 25, 2021

Found more interesting tidbits connected to this bridge. An article was published on the tornado that tore apart the bridge (and the surrounding communities) in the New York Times (!) on May 30, 1883. Here is an excerpt:

"At a point where a bridge crossed Eel River eight or ten persons, some of them being in a wagon, south shelter on the bridge. The bridge was shattered and men, women, wagon and mules went into the river together. Joseph Seeley and Mrs. Hay were killed outright and five persons were injured. The Mules escaped without a scratch."

This newspaper article was reproduced in a excellent little book titled "History of Patricksburg" by Joyce Van Dyke Skinner and Margie E. Byerly.

Posted January 24, 2021

Looks like you could pick up your photos while your are there...or maybe a chocolate shake.

Posted January 24, 2021

Sounds like a great flick on "Shudder"!

Posted January 22, 2021

Alright, Art! You are a barer of good news! Hope they can get Dicks Road bridge fixed now

Posted January 16, 2021

This bridge is going straight to hell. Needs repair, paint, whatnot.

Posted January 10, 2021

Hey Neil! Cool Pix!!

Posted January 4, 2021

So has Spencer & Daviess

Posted January 3, 2021

There are several cool abandoned ponies in Warrick Co, two Bedsteads on Cole Creek and a warren on Tennyson road. The Cole creek bridges can't be seen in high vegetation, with the one on 800 almost gone.

Posted January 3, 2021

I'm afraid that ponies don't have a lot of luck anywhere these days. Garrett, you didn't happen to visit the two ponies that are abandoned on Hunley & Bruner creeks on 64 almost directly north of this bridge, did you? I have visited the Bruner creek bridge, but couldn't get permission on check out the Hunley pony. The area was heavy with "No Trespassing".

Posted January 3, 2021

Sure sux now...

James
Posted December 9, 2020

I never met the man, but I feel a deep loss. I can only say my sympathies to his family

James
Posted December 8, 2020

What???!!!

Posted December 5, 2020

Visited the bridge today. Cool park, plus nice to be able to drive over a pony truss that has been moved. Nifty little antique mall close by, too. Could this be Endicott Road bridge? http://bridgehunter.com/in/gibson/2600242/