Mike Daffron

About Me 

Email: daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Recent Updates 

Bloomington Southern RR Clear Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Abandoned bridge over Clear Creek on Former Bloomington Southern Railway
October 11, 2019: New video
Black Creek Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Black Creek on CR 1450 West
September 30, 2019: New video
Collier Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Turman Creek on IN 154
September 28, 2019: New photos
Busseron Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Busseron Creek on CR 300 North
September 28, 2019: New photos
Branch Maria Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Maria Creek on CR 975 South
September 28, 2019: New photos
Big Branch Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Big Branch Creek on CR 525 East
September 28, 2019: New photos
South Fork Lewis Creek CR 75E Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over South Fork Lewis Creek on CR 75 East
September 28, 2019: New photos
Mound Road Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Flatrock River on Mound Road
September 28, 2019: New photos
Electric Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Concrete stringer bridge over Little Blue River on Short Blue Road
September 28, 2019: New photos
Tobias Ford Bridge (Scott County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River on an abandoned section of CR 850
September 28, 2019: New photos
North Railroad Street Bridge (Rush County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Little Flatrock River on North Railroad Street
September 28, 2019: New photos
Mississinewa River-State Rd. 1 Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Parker through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on State Road 1
September 28, 2019: New photos
Little White River CR 300S Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Little White River on County Road 300 South
September 28, 2019: New photos
Little White River CR 1150W Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Little White River on County Road 1150 West
September 28, 2019: New photos
Greenville Creek CR 400S Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Greenville Creek on County Road 400 South
September 28, 2019: New photos
Cabin Creek CR 750W Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Cabin Creek on CR 750 West.
September 28, 2019: New photos
Bear Creek CR 450W Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on County Road 450 West
September 28, 2019: New photos
Sutherlin Ford Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Big Raccoon Creek on CR 1050 North
September 28, 2019: New photos
Pinhook Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 125 North
September 28, 2019: New photos
Mill Creek Bridge CR 1200 S (Putnam County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on CR 1200 South
September 28, 2019: New photos
Mill Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on CR 450 South
September 28, 2019: New photos
McCoy Road Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Clear Creek on CR 375 East
September 28, 2019: New photos
Hibbs Ford Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on Devil Backbone Road
September 28, 2019: New photos
Dicks Road Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Clear Creek on CR 500 East
September 28, 2019: New photos
Deer Creek Bridge CR 300 S (Putnam County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 300 South
September 28, 2019: New photos
Cooper Iron Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 25 East
September 28, 2019: New photos
Barnard Steel Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on County Line Road
September 28, 2019: New photos
Black River-Wilsey Road Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Black River on Wilsey Road
September 28, 2019: New photos
Black River-Shotgun Lane Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Black River on Shotgun Lane (CR 300E)
September 28, 2019: New photos
Black River-Reynolds Rd. Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Black River on Reynolds Road
September 28, 2019: New photos
Black River-Knowles Rd. Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Black River on Knowles Road
September 28, 2019: New photos
Black River-Griffin Road Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Camelback through truss bridge over Black River on Griffin Road
September 28, 2019: New photos
Black River-Eastville Rd. Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Two-span pony truss bridge over Black River on Eastville Road
September 28, 2019: New photos
Miller Bridge (Pike County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Patoka River on CR 500 West (Miller Bridge Road)
September 28, 2019: New photos
Dongola #1 Iron Bridge (Pike County, Indiana)
Pratt variant through truss bridge over South Fork Patoka River on CR 325 West
September 28, 2019: New photos
CR 650 E - Patoka River Bridge (Pike County, Indiana)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Patoka River on CR 650 East
September 28, 2019: New photos
Edna Collings Covered Bridge 14-67-06 (Putnam County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Little Walnut Creek on CR 450N
September 26, 2019: New video
Huffman's Mill Covered Bridge 14-62-01 / 14-74-01 (Spencer County, Indiana)
Covered Burr Arch truss bridge over Anderson River on CR 1475 East
September 19, 2019: New video
Wrightsman Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Closed through truss bridge over North Fork Salt Creek on Hickory Hill Road
September 14, 2019: New video
Whisnand Ford Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Stephens Creek
September 14, 2019: New video
W. Leopold Circle Road Bridge (Perry County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Oil Creek on W Leopold Circle Road (which is now a private driveway).
September 14, 2019: New video
Vera Cruz Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Whipple through truss bridge over Wabash River on a bypassed section of SR 301
September 14, 2019: New video
Tobias Ford Bridge (Scott County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River on an abandoned section of CR 850
September 14, 2019: New video
Tennyson Road Bridge (Warrick County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Barren Fork on Tennyson Road
September 14, 2019: New video
Sutherlin Ford Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Big Raccoon Creek on CR 1050 North
September 14, 2019: New video
Sugar Creek CR 930E Bridge (Clinton County, Indiana)
Abandoned Pratt Bedstead pony truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 930 East
September 14, 2019: New video
Stafford's Ford Bridge (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Little Salt Creek on CR 595 East
September 14, 2019: New video
Sparks Ferry Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Two-span through truss bridge over East Fork White River on Sparks Ferry Road
September 14, 2019: New video
Smart Ditch CR 600E Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Smart Ditch on County Road 600 East
September 14, 2019: New video
Salt Creek Old IN 450 Bridge (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Old IN 450
September 14, 2019: New video

Recent Comments 

Posted October 15, 2019

Wow! The best use of a drone that I've seen!!

Posted October 8, 2019

This great bridge just got removed today. On it's way to Brown County. I was at my crap-hole job while it was being removed. Will try to post a video asap.

Posted September 28, 2019

Hopefully it will be refurbished, whatever the problem. The Cooper Iron bridge, also in Putnam (pictured), was blocked off with mounds of rock on either end before it was repaired. Here's hoping!

Posted September 21, 2019

I wonder if John Gildersleeve is related to Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve?

Posted September 17, 2019

Thanks Tony! Now I've gotta go see Another bridge!

Posted September 14, 2019

One of my favorite bridges in Indiana. NOT easy to get to. In the former Jefferson Proving Grounds. Don't go until cool months. We got lost trying to find our way back. But, we did find every burr/sticktight/briar in Southeastern Indiana. Along with Pigeon Creek in Warrick Co., the most remote bridge I've been to.

Posted September 13, 2019

old picture

Posted September 8, 2019

Up here in Owen Co, Rattlesnake Creek Bridge even has a TV for your entertainment (Don't know if it's color or even has free cable, though)

Posted September 8, 2019

There are several great bridges in Posey and Knox co. Pike has a few. Great times, bridgehunting!!

Posted September 8, 2019

Instead of refurbishing, re-upholstering!

Pencoyd Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted September 4, 2019

Any time I see a heap of metal, I question it. The wife sez I got bridge-on-the-brain. Of course, she can't see a low-land stream in the middle of a wooded area and not wonder if something is hiding in it.

Pencoyd Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted September 4, 2019

Could it possibly be a deck truss? Prob not even bridge related

Posted September 1, 2019

Driving as slow as I could go on the very small shoulder on a busier than hell 37. Almost anything in pursuit of the elusive bridge. Duh Duh Duhhhhhhhh...

Posted September 1, 2019

I think this is still being used by the home to the south. I imagine that when I69 finishes butchering things, this will be long gone.

Posted August 31, 2019

I don't know what is going to happen with this bridge once I69 is finished. It runs nice and close. My brother ran a buggy and off-road shop just to the south of it (until recently) and said he had heard that Martinsville had stopped it's demo and was going to make a large trail using it. Hope so. Now if they would put the Burton Lane Bowstring into the mix, THAT would be excellent!