Mike Daffron

About Me 

Email: daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Recent Updates 

Hamilton Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Busseron Creek on CR 300 South
April 21, 2018: New photos
IN26 South Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over South Fork Wildcat Creek on IN 26
April 20, 2018: New video
IN26 South Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over South Fork Wildcat Creek on IN 26
April 20, 2018: New video
Hartsville Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Clifty Creek on CR 410 North in Hartsville
April 20, 2018: New video
Harris Bridge (Newton County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Iroquois River on CR 650 East/1180 West
April 20, 2018: New video
Dicks Road Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Clear Creek on CR 500 East
April 20, 2018: New video
East Fork Fish Creek Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over East Fork of Fish Creek on CR 150 North
April 20, 2018: New video
CR 300 S Culvert (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Concrete culvert bridge over Branch of Busseron Creek on W. CR 300 S
April 19, 2018: New photos
Burton Lane Bridge (Morgan County, Indiana)
Bowstring arch bridge over Indian Creek on Burton Lane, in storage after being damaged by truck.
April 19, 2018: New photo
Mahalasville Road Bridge (Morgan County, Indiana)
Relocated pony truss bridge over Buck Creek
April 19, 2018: New photo
McNeely Street Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Jacks Defeat Creek on Mcneely Street in Ellettsville
April 19, 2018: New photo
Woodall Road Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Lost through truss bridge over Beanblossom Creek on Woodall Road
April 19, 2018: New photo
Woodland Road Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Lost through truss bridge over Bean Blossom Creek on Woodland Road
April 19, 2018: New photo
Moon Road Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Bean Blossom Creek on Moon Road
April 19, 2018: New photo
French Drive Bridge (Vigo County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on French Drive
April 19, 2018: New photos
Heckel Road Bridge (Vanderburgh County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Bluegrass Creek on Heckel Road in Evansville
April 17, 2018: New photos
New Rothrock Mill Bridge (Crawford County, Indiana)
Curved Pratt pony truss bridge over Blue River on Rothrock Mill Road (Co. Rd 120 South)
April 17, 2018: New photos
Patoka River CR175W Bridge (Orange County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Patoka River on CR 175W
April 17, 2018: New photos
Upper Sulphur Creek CR 100S Bridge (Orange County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Upper Sulphur Creek on CR 100 South
April 17, 2018: New photos
Glover Cary Bridge (Daviess County, Kentucky)
Through truss bridge over Ohio River on IN 161 (formerly US 231) at downtown Owensboro
April 17, 2018: New photos
Boner Bridge (Warrick County, Indiana)
Bowstring through truss bridge over Little Pigeon Creek on Boner Road
April 17, 2018: New photos
Briscoe Bridge (Warrick County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Little Pigeon Creek on Old River Road
April 17, 2018: New photos
Myers Road Bridge (Warrick County, Indiana)
Pratt bedstead pony truss bridge over Caney Creek on Myers Road
April 17, 2018: New photos
Old Highway 66 Bridge (Warrick County, Indiana)
Two span Parker through truss bridge over Little Pigeon Creek on Old Highway 66
April 17, 2018: New photos
Warrick County Bridge #264 (Warrick County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over a marsh on the Rivertown Trail
April 17, 2018: New photos
Indiana Southern Railroad Farm Road (Owen County, Indiana)
Bridge
April 17, 2018: New photos
Williams Covered Bridge 14-47-02 (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over East Fork White River on Huron & Williams Road
April 15, 2018: New photos
Medora Covered Bridge 14-36-04 (Jackson County, Indiana)
Three-span covered bridge over East Fork White River just off IN 235, east of Medora
April 15, 2018: New photos
Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge 14-61-01 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Big Rocky Fork Creek on CR720S
April 15, 2018: New photos
Guilford Covered Bridge 14-15-01 (Dearborn County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over East Fork Tanners Creek within Guilford Covered Bridge Park
April 15, 2018: New photos
Plummer Creek Covered Bridge 14-28-01 (Greene County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Plummer Creek on Baseline Road (CR 25 East)
April 15, 2018: New photos
Cataract Falls Covered Bridge 14-60-01 (Owen County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Mill Creek in Leiber State Recreation Area
April 15, 2018: New photos
Peterson Ford Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on CR 850 North
April 14, 2018: Updated by Mike Daffron: Closed. Hopefully temporarily
East Fork Fish Creek Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over East Fork of Fish Creek on CR 150 North
April 14, 2018: New photos
Rezner Bowstring Bridge (Jasper County, Indiana)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Iroquois River in Rensselaer
April 14, 2018: New video
Muscatatuck River IN 256 West Bridge (Washington County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River on IN 256
April 14, 2018: New video
Muscatatuck River IN 256 East Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River on IN 256
April 14, 2018: New video
Hamilton Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Busseron Creek on CR 300 South
April 14, 2018: New video
Conrad Bridge (Newton County, Indiana)
Deck truss bridge over Beaver Lake Ditch on CR 700 North
April 14, 2018: New video
Beech Creek Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Beech Creek on CR 550 South
April 14, 2018: New video
IN26 South Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over South Fork Wildcat Creek on IN 26
April 8, 2018: New photo
Swain Ditch CR 100N Bridge (Jasper County, Indiana)
Pratt Bedstead pony truss bridge over Swain Ditch on County Road 100 North (Abandoned section)
April 8, 2018: New photos
Rezner Bowstring Bridge (Jasper County, Indiana)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Iroquois River in Rensselaer
April 8, 2018: New photos
Kankakee River IN 49 Bridge (Jasper County, Indiana)
Parker through truss bridge over Kankakee River on IN 49
April 8, 2018: New photos
Dunns Bridge (Jasper County, Indiana)
Steel through arch bridge over Kankakee River on CR 500 E (bypassed)
April 8, 2018: New photos
Harris Bridge (Newton County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Iroquois River on CR 650 East/1180 West
April 8, 2018: New photos
Conrad Bridge (Newton County, Indiana)
Deck truss bridge over Beaver Lake Ditch on CR 700 North
April 8, 2018: New photos
Koteewi Park Bridge (Hamilton County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over White River on a pedestrian path
April 8, 2018: New video
Feederdam Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Closed through truss bridge over Eel River on Towpath Road
April 8, 2018: New video
Deep Cut Lake Road Bridge #50 (Martin County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Deep Cut Lake Road
April 8, 2018: New video

Recent Comments 

Posted April 20, 2018

Could not get good pix or video of this fellow. Too bad! Traffic sucked.

Posted April 11, 2018

Apparently, this fine structure has been damaged (it sounds very severely) in the recent flooding. A person that lives by it tells me it is permanently closed. I have not visited it. Will update when I hear more.

Posted April 8, 2018

Great little bridge!

Posted April 8, 2018

Just missed getting this bridge, as it is being replaced right now.

Posted April 1, 2018

HAAAAAA!! Excellent Job!!!

Posted April 1, 2018

The gentleman that owes the property tells of a pony truss that once crossed here, he figures at least 50 years ago.

Posted April 1, 2018

Alright!! Only a fool would balk such pittance!

Posted March 29, 2018

My mom found this postcard. One Helluva Bridge!!!

Posted March 24, 2018

Yeah Yeah Yeah...I Know it's a replacement of a beautiful bridge, BUT in a hundred years people will be looking at it like "wow, they sure did make cool back then".

Posted March 13, 2018

Question: Is anyone familiar with another area that has a stretch on bridges on one road over such a short distance? It is only .8 miles between DCL # 46 and DCL # 50. DCL # 44 is only about a mile to the east. I think this little jog should be seen by all!

Posted March 13, 2018

Yes, the bridge has been replaced with the MOB ped. Pieces of the original have been made into "art" (?????)

Posted February 26, 2018

This bridge is deck-high with flood water. It has been a lot worse, though. 100 years, lots of flooding and farm equipment...still holding strong. Safe to say, "they don't make 'em like that anymore".

Posted February 25, 2018

Pretty sure this isn't a pony truss, as least anymore.

Posted February 20, 2018

For what it's worth, here is another article:

Work on covered bridge expected to start in March

Span from Shelby Co. to be rebuilt on Beanblossom Creek

Tuesday, February 18, 2018

Bloomington Herald-Times

by Ernest Rollins erollins@heraldt.com

Work on giving Monroe County a wooden covered bridge once more is expected to start in early March.

Trees and brush need to be cleared in order for the Cedsr Ford Bridge to go up in northern Monroe County. It will span Beanblossom Creek in Washington Twosnhip and connect North and Old Maple Grove roads.

It will be the only covered brodge in the county, which once had as many as 14 but has been without any for four decades. It will be a newly constructed bridge, but will use old timber from another Indiana span.

The Cedar Ford Bridge was originally constructed by the Kennedy Brothers in Shelby County in 1885. It was dismantled and the parts were relocated to Monroe County in 1975. It is a single-span bridge, 127 feet long and 15 feet, 4 inches wide. While some of the parts rotted or rusted to a point that they couldn't be used, the goal is to recreate that bridge, combining old and new materials as needed. It will be built as close as possible to where Monroe County's last remaining covered bridge stood before being destroyed in a 1976 fire.

The Cedar Ford Bridge project will also include the realignment of approximately 1,4000 feet of roadway.

Bloomington-based CLR Construction is the prime contractor on the estimated $1.58 million project. The Bloomington office of VS Engineering Inc. designed the project.

Federal funds will pay for 80 percent of the project costs, with Monroe County to contribute the remaining 20 percent. Funding for the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program will help pay for the county's share of the cost.

Posted February 18, 2018

Found the location with Tony Dillon's help. My uncle, who has passed, never documented his pictures. The locals I have spoken to verify it is the bridge.