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Flatrock Creek Bridge


Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.


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BH Photo #156449


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Flatrock Creek on Morgan Road (CR 127)
Allen County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge
Built ca.1899 by the Wrought Iron bridge Company; replaced in 1987
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Pinned Pratt through truss
Span length: 98.0 ft.
Total length: 98.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #158
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.03255, -84.82551   (decimal degrees)
41°01'57" N, 84°49'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/682793/4544648 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Woodburn South
Inventory number
BH 44264 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon



Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted March 25, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Guess that means I keep my reputation for being obsessed with details on a bridge! Anyway, that SHAARD database is quite the treasure trove for lost bridges. Sad to see how many bridges there used to be. Of course if we had that many still here today I would have to live five lives just to have time to visit them all!

Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted March 25, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Pontist point for you Nathan.....I was wondering who would be the first to notice this!

Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted March 25, 2010, by Eddie Douthitt (eddied62 [at] windstream [dot] net)

Yeah Nathan, it's kind of ironic that the graffiti artists realize that when most county and state highway departments don't.

Flatrock Creek Bridge
Posted March 24, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Someone had painted "This Bridge Needs Paint" on the endpost. Yes, its graffiti, but its still somewhat funny.