Mike Daffron

About Me 

Email: daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Recent Updates 

Salt Creek Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Kelp Grove Road
March 23, 2019: New photo
Blue Creek Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Blue Creek on CR 200 South
March 23, 2019: New video
Deer Creek US 40 Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Deer Creek on US 40
March 17, 2019: New photos
US40 Dewey Branch Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Dewey Branch on US 40
March 17, 2019: New photos
Leatherwood Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Leatherwood Creek on CR 375 West
March 17, 2019: New photos
Salamonie River CR 200W Bridge (Jay County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Salamonie River on CR 200W (abandoned)
March 17, 2019: New video
Wilson's Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 300 North
March 12, 2019: New video
Boston Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Boston Creek on CR 850 East
March 10, 2019: New photos
Roy Drennon Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Hooker Creek on Road 1050 North
March 10, 2019: New photos
Old Buffalo Trail-Branch of Rodgers Ditch Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Girder bridge over Branch of Rodgers Ditch on Old Buffalo Trail
March 10, 2019: New photos
Merom Station Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Lost Through truss bridge
March 10, 2019: New photos
Little Turtle Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Little Turtle Creek on CR 625 West
March 10, 2019: New photos
INRD - Wabash River Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Wabash River and two county roads on Indiana Rail Road (former Illinois Central Railroad)
March 10, 2019: New photos
Little Turtle Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Little Turtle Creek on CR 550 W
March 10, 2019: New photos
Buttermilk Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Buttermilk Creek on CR 275 E
March 10, 2019: New photos
Busseron Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Lost pony truss bridge over Busseron Creek on CR 1050 N
March 10, 2019: New photos
Busseron Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Busseron Creek on CR 900 North
March 10, 2019: New photos
Boone Cemetery Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Busseron Creek on CR 500 South
March 10, 2019: New photos
Big Branch Creek Bridge CR 825 (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Beam bridge over Big Branch Creek on Cr 825 E
March 10, 2019: New photos
Big Branch Creek Bridge CR 825 (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Beam bridge over Big Branch Creek on Cr 825 E
March 10, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Edited Bridge Name
Big Branch Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Lost pony truss bridge over Big Branch Creek on CR 350 N
March 10, 2019: New photos
Brummett Creek IN 46 Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Brummett Creek on IN 46
March 9, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been replaced
Patricksburg Road Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over West Fork of Fish Creek on CR 75 South
March 7, 2019: New video
Lattas Creek Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Lattas Creek on CR 250 West
March 2, 2019: New photos
Lattas Creek Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Lattas Creek on CR 250 West
March 1, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Currently without decking
Patricksburg Road Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over West Fork of Fish Creek on CR 75 South
March 1, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been replaced
Paint Creek Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Old Wabash & Erie Canal on Delphi Historic Trails in Delphi. Right of way is old Delphi Belt Railroad property and site of former bridge on this long abandoned spur.
February 28, 2019: New video
Big Slough Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Pratt pony truss sitting on dry land at the Bartholomew County Historical Society's Henry Breeding Farm
February 19, 2019: New video
Henderson Ford Bridge (Morgan County, Indiana)
Lost Bridge over White River on Henderson Ford Road
February 19, 2019: Added
Vera Cruz Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Whipple through truss bridge over Wabash River on a bypassed section of SR 301
February 18, 2019: New photos
US27 Meridian Street Bridge (Jay County, Indiana)
Arch bridge over Salamonie River on US 27 in Portland
February 17, 2019: New photos
Whitakre Bridge (Jay County, Indiana)
Originally located over Brooks Creek on Division Road, relocated to a park in Portland.
February 17, 2019: New photos
Salamonie River IN 26 Bridge (Jay County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Salamonie River on IN 26 in Portland
February 17, 2019: New photos
Salamonie River CR 200W Bridge (Jay County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Salamonie River on CR 200W (abandoned)
February 17, 2019: New photos
Jay City Bridge (Jay County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on CR 700 East
February 17, 2019: New photos
Blue Creek Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Blue Creek on CR 200 South
February 17, 2019: New photos
Nickelsen Creek Bridge #2 (Adams County, Indiana)
Warren pony truss bridge over Nickelsen Creek off of CR 550W
February 16, 2019: New photo
Nickelsen Creek Bridge #1 (Adams County, Indiana)
Pratt pony truss and deck plate girder bridge over Nickelsen Creek off of CR 550W
February 16, 2019: New photos
GR&I - Wabash River Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Penn Central (ex- Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad) Not included in Conrail system after Penn Central failure. in Ceylon, between Geneva and Berne.
February 16, 2019: New photo
Bracht Ditch Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Bracht Ditch on Private lane.
February 16, 2019: New photos
Old US 33 Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Blue Creek on Old US 33
February 16, 2019: New photos
GR&I Loblolly Creek Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Warren pony truss bridge over Loblolly Creek on Work Road
February 16, 2019: New photos
Sugar Creek IN 39 Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on IN 39
February 14, 2019: New video
Mill Grove Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Mill Creek on CR 100 East (Tower Road)
February 14, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been repaired and open to all traffic
Fall Creek Keystone Avenue Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over Fall Creek on Keystone Avenue
February 11, 2019: Added
Raymond Street Bridge (Old) (Marion County, Indiana)
Lost Bridge over White River on Raymond Street
February 10, 2019: Added
White River 10th Street Bridge (Old) (Marion County, Indiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over White River on 10th Street
February 10, 2019: Added
White River Kentucky Avenue Bridge (Old) (Marion County, Indiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over White River on Kentucky Avenue
February 10, 2019: Added
White River Kentucky Avenue Bridge (Old) (Marion County, Indiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over White River on Kentucky Avenue
February 9, 2019: New photo
White River 10th Street Bridge (Old) (Marion County, Indiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over White River on 10th Street
February 9, 2019: New photo

Recent Comments 

Posted March 14, 2019

There is That creek again. Do you reckon it might be "Brouiletts-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?"

Sullivan County, Indiana Bridges
Posted March 10, 2019

Did a small bridge run to Sullivan County today. Good times and flooding too. Fun, even though almost all the trusses are gone. Couldn't reach the Hamilton Bridge because the road was completely flooded.

Memory Laps
Posted March 8, 2019

Shelby County Indiana. The Electric Bridge. My kids love it!

Posted March 1, 2019

Just found it is being replaced. George Harrison said it best: All Things Must Pass. (f-word goes here)

Posted March 1, 2019

Went by this earlier and it currently has no deck. There is a crane there but deck removal looks very clean. Do you suppose it is getting refurbed? It has a 12 ton weight limit and is lightly traveled. The north end floods a lot. I emailed Dan Reitmeyer with CLR to see if they are the contractors and get a little info.

Posted February 20, 2019

Tony, I didn't add info on bridge. The only info I have is that the picture was taken 1899.

Posted February 19, 2019

Hey Tony. Do you suppose that this and Blue Bluff were made about the same time and same company? If you traveled down the river, they are probably not 2 miles apart

Posted February 19, 2019

ALRIGHT!! Nice to finally see an image of a bridge my family and I used to hang around when I was a kid. Way to go Melissa!

Posted February 18, 2019

I stuck a few on site, but I couldn't get under the bridge: too flooded.

Posted February 18, 2019

Holy Crap!! It may just be the flooded conditions around the bridge at the time, but this guy looks in dire shape!

Bridge-Trippin'
Posted February 16, 2019

It has been a long, hard winter at my house this year and goin out and looking for bridges, even on a day as cold and ugly as this, makes me feel GREAT!! justsayin

Posted February 16, 2019

There is a lot of work happening on the US27 bridge, but doesn't look like they are progressing much on the trail bridge.

Posted February 16, 2019

Lots of No Trespassing signs at the edge of the field and on the bridge

Posted February 16, 2019

Couldn't find anyone to ask permission for a visit up-close, so photos taken from 33. I wanna go back! The area got quite a lot of flooding then froze up. Lots of ice all over the area. I seem to pick very cold and cloudy days to travel long distances for my bridgetrips.

Posted February 16, 2019

I got on the Red Gold parking area and snapped a few quick pix of this guy before I was told I should vacate, so I suppose you all will forgive the lackluster photos. The work road this is on is almost a path and now carries gas pipes.