6 votes

Paint Creek Bridge


"Red Bridge" in Winter

Copyright - Paul Brandenburg - January 2006


BH Photo #116089


Paint Creek bridge

Mike Daffron

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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.
Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians
Originally built near Camden in 1874 by the Massillon Bridge Company; Rehabilitated in 1999 and moved to Canal Park
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Bowstring pony truss
Also called
"Red Bridge"
Carroll County Bridge 85 (when it was in original location)
Canal Park "paint Creek Bridge"
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59518, -86.67860   (decimal degrees)
40°35'43" N, 86°40'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/527194/4493869 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 36767 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • February 28, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • November 11, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Cruciform Outriggers"
  • November 10, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 1, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Added Coordinates, overview info-railroad
  • June 30, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg: name changed to common county usage
  • June 29, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall: Builder, additional photos
  • June 29, 2008: Added by Paul Brandenburg


  • Paul Brandenburg - indianabridges [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Paint Creek Bridge
Posted November 10, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, the first pic is awesome, BUT the bridge is truly gorgeous!!!

Paint Creek Bridge
Posted June 2, 2010, by Anonymous

Not one of the most....THE most beautiful photo on the site.

Paint Creek Bridge
Posted June 1, 2010, by Edward Traxler (etraxx [at] gmail [dot] com)

That first photo has to be one of the most beautiful photo on the entire website. Just fantastic.

Red Bridge
Posted October 3, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Bowstrings look good in red! Iron bridges in general look good in bright primary colors. Most of them were painted this way back in their heyday.

Red Bridge
Posted October 3, 2008, by RB (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Summer 07