Photo taken Nov. 2006 by Tom Hall
BH Photo #102721
County Road 100 East Deer Creek Bridge
video by Mike Daffron
Features a field stone abutment, these were somewhat common in Michigan but rarely seen in Indiana. I assume the other one was originally field stone as well but later replaced with concrete.
Overview Whipple through truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 100 East
Location Cass County, Indiana Status Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects It was supposed to be moved to Logansport's Riverside Park to become center span of 3 span bridge across Eel River to connect park with "River Bluff Trail", an old railroad grade converted to a trail along the river. Trail organizers have changed their mind due to funding issues, and will be using a prefabricated bridge instead.
History Built 1885 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design 10-panel, pinned Whipple through truss
Length of largest span: 148.9 ft.
Total length: 149.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.0 ft.
Also called CR 100E-Deer Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60318, -86.35548 (decimal degrees) 40°36'11" N, 86°21'20" W (degrees°minutes'seconds") Approximate UTM coordinates 16/554529/4494907 (zone/easting/northing) Quadrangle map:
Young America Inventory numbers INNBI 0900106
(Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15892 (Bridgehunter.com ID) Update Log
January 29, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added historic name
November 12, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
November 10, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
August 24, 2011: Updated by James Norwood: Changed future prospects status.
April 18, 2009: New photos from James Norwood
April 4, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
October 3, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall: added photos
July 5, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed date
January 29, 2007: Posted photo from Tom Hall
Tom Hall -
thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com James Norwood
Mike Daffron -
daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com