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Salt Creek, N Fk.-Yellowwood Rd. Bridge


Photo taken by J.P.


BH Photo #173709



Old Yellowwood Road Bridge

video by Mike Daffron


Abandoned Pratt pony truss bridge over North Fork of Salt Creek on Old Yellowwood Road
Brown County, Indiana
Removed but not replaced
Bypassed 1983
5-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.17337, -86.31952   (decimal degrees)
39°10'24" N, 86°19'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/558780/4336236 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 45962 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Brown County, Indiana (35)
Built during 1900s (7,435)
Indiana (4,994)
Lost (26,396)
Lost 2017 (287)
Lost during 2010s (3,462)
Pin-connected (4,052)
Pony truss (16,570)
Pratt pony truss (3,757)
Pratt truss (9,673)
Truss (33,896)

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 6, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 3, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 11, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 2, 2017: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been removed
  • March 29, 2016: New photos from Marc Shotts
  • December 27, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Cambria"
  • August 25, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • August 23, 2010: Added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Marc Shotts
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Old Yellowwood Road Bridge
Posted April 8, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I drove by this one a few times...

The way-too-heavy concrete deck was falling off of it, but the trusses were in pretty good shape... Would have made a nice trail bridge somewhere!

Old Yellowwood Road Bridge
Posted April 8, 2017, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


Can someone copy over the article and pictures or post it in the news section? I'd rather not fill the forum with it.


Art S.

Old Yellowwood Road Bridge
Posted April 2, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Sorry everybody. It has been replaced with... rocks? Thursday's Bloomington Herald-Times had an article titled "Goodbye, Yellowwood Road", subbed 'After almost 30 years of plans and protests, state forest's neighbors forced to face loss of their rustic, rutted roadway'. Will get pix asap.

Old Yellowwood Road Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by Marc Shotts (marcshotts [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not sure when the collapse happened, but as of March 2016 a large portion of the decking had collapsed down into the creek. See photo.

Old Yellowwood Road Bridge
Posted February 21, 2011, by Anonymous

Please Preserve the Iron Bridge !!!

Old Yellowwood Road Bridge
Posted August 24, 2010, by J.P.

yeah it was a accidental find because you really can't see it on google earth and i was driving and nearly drove into the creek. But yeah i actually knew about this bridge after i seen it because i had camped at yellowwood before and i fished off the new bridge. that was nearly ten years ago.

Old Yellowwood Road Bridge
Posted August 24, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I had some pics of this bridge from about 6 years ago that I lost when my computer crashed (and before I knew about this site). It was bad when I saw it then......but you are right, it looks like the end is near. Glad you visited it and got some photos before that happened J.P.

Old Yellowwood Road Bridge
Posted August 23, 2010, by J.P.

think this bridge only has a few years left before it collapses into the creek