Mike Daffron

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Email: daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Recent Updates 

West Fork Fish Creek Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over West Fork Fish Creek on CR 650 West
January 7, 2018: New photos
West Fork Lick Creek Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over West Fork of Lick Creek on CR 1400 West
January 5, 2018: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been replaced
Hauser Creek Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Arch bridge over Hauser Creek on CR 1075 West
January 5, 2018: New photos
School House Road Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Sugar Mill Creek on CR 900 South
December 30, 2017: New video
New Pekin-Main Street Bridge (Washington County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over South Fork Blue River on Main Street in New Pekin
December 30, 2017: New video
Deep Cut Lake Road Bridge #44 (Martin County, Indiana)
Warren Bedstead pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Deep Cut Lake Road.
December 30, 2017: New video
Cooper Iron Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 25 East
December 30, 2017: New video
Storm Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Storm Creek on Old CR 500 N
December 28, 2017: New photos
South Lingle Road-Creek To White River Bridge (Morgan County, Indiana)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Creek To White River on Lingle Road
December 27, 2017: New photos
Pikeville Covered Bridge (Pike County, Indiana)
Lost Covered Bridge over Patoka River on State Road 257
December 27, 2017: New photos
Old Rockville Road Bridge (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Whipple through truss bridge over White Lick Creek on a pedestrian trail (former Broyles Road) in Avon
December 25, 2017: New video
Old Nabb/New Washington Road Bridge (Clark County, Indiana)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Fourteen Mile Creek on a former alignment of Nabb/New Washington Road
December 25, 2017: New video
Measel Road Bridge (Morgan County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Lake Ditch on Measel Road
December 25, 2017: New video
Hibbs Bridge (Madison County, Indiana)
Parker through truss bridge over West Fork White River on Trail in Anderson
December 25, 2017: New video
Old US 27 Pigeon Creek (Steuben County, Indiana)
Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over Pigeon Creek on Old US 27
December 25, 2017: Added
Montezuma Bridge (Parke County, Indiana)
Six-span through truss bridge over Wabash River on US 36 at Montezuma
December 17, 2017: New video
J.D.Coffing Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Two-span through truss bridge over Coal Creek on CR 800 South
December 17, 2017: New video
Gospel Street Pedestrian Bridge (Orange County, Indiana)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Lick Creek on Walkway in Paoli
December 17, 2017: New video
Ferguson Road Bridge (Morgan County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Lake Ditch on Ferguson Road
December 17, 2017: New video
IN42 Eel River Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Eel River on IN 42
December 17, 2017: New video
Weaver Road Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Sugar Mill Creek on Weaver Road
December 10, 2017: New video
Twin Bridge (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over West Fork White Lick Creek on pedestrian trail
December 10, 2017: New video
Old Carrol Road Bridge (Clark County, Indiana)
Abandoned half hip pratt pony truss bridge over Branch of Fourteen Mile Creek on a former alignment of Carroll Road
December 10, 2017: New video
Morgan County Bridge #96 (Morgan County, Indiana)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Branch of Lake Ditch on Ditch Road
December 10, 2017: New video
Sutherlin Ford Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Big Raccoon Creek on CR 1050 North
December 9, 2017: New photos
Pinhook Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 125 North
December 9, 2017: New photos
Mill Creek Bridge CR 1200 S (Putnam County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on CR 1200 South
December 9, 2017: New photos
McCoy Road Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Clear Creek on CR 375 East
December 9, 2017: New photos
Hibbs Ford Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on Devil Backbone Road
December 9, 2017: New photos
Crow's Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Lost through truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 100 East
December 9, 2017: New photos
Deer Creek Bridge CR 300 S (Putnam County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 300 South
December 9, 2017: New photos
Cooper Iron Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 25 East
December 9, 2017: New photos
IN57 White River Overflow Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Two-span through truss bridge over White River Overflow on IN 57
December 3, 2017: New photo
Newberry Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Lost Four-span through truss bridge over White River on IN 57 in Newberry
December 3, 2017: New photos
Lattas Creek Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Lattas Creek on CR 250 West
December 3, 2017: New photos
Johnstown Rail Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Eel River on former Penn Central Railroad in Johnstown
December 3, 2017: New photo
Johnstown Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Eel River on CR 1300 West
December 3, 2017: New photos
Wrightsman Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Closed through truss bridge over North Fork Salt Creek on Hickory Hill Road
December 3, 2017: New photos
TC Steele Road Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over North Fork Salt Creek on TC Steele Road
December 3, 2017: New photos
Salt Creek, N Fk.-Yellowwood Rd. Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Abandoned Pratt pony truss bridge over North Fork of Salt Creek on Old Yellowwood Road
December 3, 2017: New photos
Salt Creek, N Fk.-Old SR 46 Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Warren pony truss bridge over North Fork of Salt Creek on Old State Road 46
December 3, 2017: New photos
Green Valley Road Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over North Fork Salt Creek on Green Valley Road
December 3, 2017: New photos
Ashalyn Knoll Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Greasy Creek on a private driveway
December 3, 2017: New photos
Harris Ford Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Clear Creek on Clear Creek Trail in Bloomington
December 3, 2017: New photos
Indiana Southern Railroad Farm Road (Owen County, Indiana)
Bridge
December 3, 2017: New video
Stone Arch Road Bridge (Johnson County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Nineveh Creek on Stone Arch Road in Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area
December 3, 2017: New video
State Street Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Coal Creek on State Street in Veedersburg
December 3, 2017: New video
Hays Bridge (Hancock County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 675 East
December 3, 2017: New video
Shawnee Bridge (Warren County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on CR 100 East
December 3, 2017: New video
Twin Bridge (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over West Fork White Lick Creek on pedestrian trail
December 2, 2017: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted January 4, 2018

This appeared in the Bloomington Herald-Times:

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - The Herald-Times

Covered Bridge construction to begin in spring

by Ernest Rollins (erollins@heraldt.com)

A wooden covered bridge from the 1880's is set to be reconstructed this year in northern Monroe County. It will become the only covered bridge in the country, which once had as many as 14 but has been without for four decades.

The bridge will span Beanblossom Creek and connect North Maple Grove and Old Maple Grove roads.

The Cedar Ford Bridge project is one of the top projects for 2018, said county public works director Lisa Ridge.

"It has been on the books since 2001'" Ridges said, although she is unclear why the project was delayed for so long.

The project is slated to go up very close to the location of what was Monroe County's last remaining covered bridge, known in its later years as the Williams Bridge. It was destroyed in a 1976 fire that likely was arson.

The Cedar Ford Bridge was originally built in 1885 by the Kennedy Brothers in Shelby County. It was dismantled in 1975 and acquired by Monroe County. Ridge said the project will use some parts from that bridge, which were stored in an indoor facility.

"The siding and the roof have been lost due to poor storage procedures when originally dismantled in the 1970's," Ridge said. "It will require replacement of these and of some other timbers. However, the historic integrity of the structure will remain the same throughout the design of the project."

The Bloomington office of VS Engineering Inc. designed the project and construction is expected to cost an estimated $1.58 million. County officials are using an award from the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program received in 2008 to help pay for the project.

Posted December 29, 2017

And to put a cap on it all: Drunkard's Pike dead ends on Lingle about 2 miles south.

Posted December 28, 2017

X-ray shows that it is an extremely rare Jim Beam.

Posted December 27, 2017

Get right on it!

Posted December 27, 2017

Good find!!!

Merry Christmas!!
Posted December 25, 2017

Have good holidays from the Hoosier State!!

Posted December 17, 2017

Does anyone have an update on the status of this bridge? Would be great to see it again!

Posted December 17, 2017

Whatever you come up with, I am for! LOVE this site!!!

Posted December 6, 2017

Agree!!!

Posted December 4, 2017

C'mon Bartholomew County! Hope it gets repaired!!

Posted December 4, 2017

I wonder....could it be the same clown that trashed Creek Bridge?? Probably not, but food for thought. Looks a lot worse than Gospel Street Bridge in Paoli.

Posted December 3, 2017

I believe that not only are a lot of people idiots, but number one: THEY DON'T CARE!

Posted December 2, 2017

Anyone have anything to add to this? I don't know squat about it. There are a couple more smaller ped bridges in this park.

Posted December 2, 2017

I sure hope that this beautiful structure gets repaired!!

Posted December 2, 2017

Let me be the first to say that I'm happy to see this Ahole listed here.