Mike Daffron

About Me 

Email: daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Recent Updates 

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
West Union Covered Bridge 14-61-27 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Sugar Creek on CR525W north of West Union
September 27, 2020: New photos
Troutman Branch 50N1 Bridge (Parke County, Indiana)
Arch bridge over Troutman Branch on CR 50N1
September 27, 2020: New photos
State Sanatorium Covered Bridge 14-61-38 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Little Raccoon Creek
September 27, 2020: New photos
Rush Creek Covered Bridge 14-61-31 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over West Fork Rush Creek on CR900N
September 27, 2020: New photos
Mill Creek Covered Bridge 14-61-29 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Mill Creek on CR550W
September 27, 2020: New photos
Jackson Covered Bridge 14-61-28 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Sugar Creek on CRN50W
September 27, 2020: New photos
Branch Big Raccoon Creek 775E3 Bridge (Parke County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Branch Big Raccoon Creek on CR 775E3
September 27, 2020: New photos
Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge 14-61-33 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Mill Creek on CR1125N
September 27, 2020: New photos
Clover Ford-Blue River Park Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Park Lagoon on Pedestrian Walkway
September 26, 2020: New video
Mull Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on CR 800 East
September 21, 2020: New video
West Union Covered Bridge 14-61-27 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Sugar Creek on CR525W north of West Union
September 14, 2020: New photos
State Sanatorium Covered Bridge 14-61-38 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Little Raccoon Creek
September 14, 2020: New photos
CSX - Big Blue River Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Warren through truss bridge over Big Blue River in Shelbyville
September 13, 2020: New video
Wilkins Mill Covered Bridge 14-61-35 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Sugar Mill Creek on CR110E
September 13, 2020: New photos
Portland Mills Covered Bridge 14-61-21 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Little Raccoon Creek on CR650N
September 13, 2020: New photos
Narrows Covered Bridge 14-61-36 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Sugar Creek on Old Narrows Road at Turkey Run State Park
September 13, 2020: New photos
Narrows Bridge (Parke County, Indiana)
Arch bridge over Sugar Creek on Narrows Road
September 13, 2020: New photos
Melcher Covered Bridge 14-61-26 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Leatherwood Creek on CR20N
September 13, 2020: New photos
Little Raccoon Creek Bridge (Parke County, Indiana)
Stringer bridge over Little Raccoon Creek on Saddle Club Rd
September 13, 2020: Added
Little Raccoon Creek Bridge (Parke County, Indiana)
Stringer bridge over Little Raccoon Creek on Saddle Club Rd
September 13, 2020: New photos
Cox Ford Covered Bridge 14-61-34 (Parke County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Sugar Creek on Cox Ford Road north of Rockville
September 13, 2020: New photos
Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge (Morgan County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on Old IN 37
September 9, 2020: New photos
NF Salt Creek Bowling Green Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Parker through truss bridge over NF Salt Creek on trail
September 5, 2020: New video
NF Salt Creek Bowling Green Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Parker through truss bridge over NF Salt Creek on trail
September 5, 2020: New video
Big Slough Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Pratt pony truss; Donated to a local family for private use
September 2, 2020: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been donated to a local family for private use
NF Salt Creek Bowling Green Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Parker through truss bridge over NF Salt Creek on trail
August 29, 2020: New photos
NF Salt Creek Bowling Green Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Parker through truss bridge over NF Salt Creek on trail
August 29, 2020: Added
Pugh Ford Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Two-span through truss bridge over Flatrock River on CR 900 North
August 29, 2020: New photos
Newbern/Columbus People Trail Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Camelback through truss bridge over Haw Creek on trail
August 29, 2020: New photos
Mull Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on CR 800 East
August 29, 2020: New photos
Hester Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Little Blue River on CR 500N
August 29, 2020: New photos
Fishers Fork Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Warren pony truss bridge on Trail
August 29, 2020: New photos
CSX - Big Blue River Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Warren through truss bridge over Big Blue River in Shelbyville
August 29, 2020: New photos
Conns Creek CR 600S Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Conns Creek on CR 600 South
August 29, 2020: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted November 30, 2020

Yes. Disappointed in Pike County. They blew it with the Patoka river bridge near Winslow too.

Posted November 30, 2020

Error!! Like Mike Rowe sez, "That's The Way I Heard It", but it was wrong. I spoke with the Pike County Press-Dispatch this morning and they told me that unfortunately "it was junked". Sorry about the error in reporting. It didn't seem logical to move to two around like chess pieces, but...

Posted November 30, 2020

My mom told me that the Pike County Dispatch stated that it was to be relocated. She has the newspaper article, but she lives a distance from me. I will see If I can get her to read it to me today on the phone and I'll let everyone know the details.

Posted November 29, 2020

yip, I wish they would have fixed it up in old location, but... Petersburg is kinda dying, unfortunately. The McDonalds next door went under (!!), the old IGA is defunct. Don't know how much I69 contributed to it, but it sucks. Tornado went thru back in the 90s and tore it up. Hasn't been the same since

Posted November 29, 2020

Garrett! Good news! Bridge is supposed to be set in another location in Petersburg (not sure where), and the Iron Bridge Road bowstring is to be moved there. There is a picture of the bowstring being lifted up waiting it's relocation in the Pike County Dispatch (Yes, I will post it as soon as I can get it from my parents). If I were to guess, I think that this fellow will end up in Hornady Park about a mile west on Pike Street, just a guess though.

Posted November 16, 2020

For what it's worth, the car looks to be a late 30's model.

Posted November 15, 2020

Ha! Grant, your nite-pic reminds me of the Jordy Verrill episode of "Creepshow"!

Posted November 15, 2020

Hey Grant. Is this bridge open again?

Posted November 9, 2020

Well, that did sound ridiculous.

Posted November 9, 2020

I Hope so! Fountain county has an excellent groups of bridges and it is certainly a must-see spot.

Posted November 8, 2020

Just watched a 1970 TV Movie called "Weekend of Terror" with Robert Conrad, Lee Majors & Lois Nettleton. The bridge was used as a drop-off point for ransom. Here are a couple of crappy screen shots. Cool bridge!!

Posted November 6, 2020

Good news! The park has informed me that they are only replacing the deck on the bridge. It may be closed for a while, but will reopen.

Posted November 4, 2020

I just received info that sez that this wonder may be permanently closed. Sure hope not, I will check into it.

Pedro Bridge (Arkansas)
Posted November 2, 2020

Hey Nick! Some of your best pix yet! Great bridge!

Posted October 27, 2020

Yes! This is a HIGHLIGHT!