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Birch Creek IN 46 Bridge


West end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in September 2008


BH Photo #125276


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Birch Creek on IN 46
Clay County, Indiana
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1979; Replaced 2014
Riveted Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 95.8 ft.
Total length: 99.7 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.38667, -87.12778   (decimal degrees)
39°23'12" N, 87°07'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/488995/4359694 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 017020 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
INDOT 046-11-01313A (Indiana Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 15913 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • August 13, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • July 19, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • October 15, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • September 29, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson


  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Birch Creek IN 46 Bridge
Posted April 21, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This one might be in storage

Birch Creek IN 46 Bridge
Posted April 21, 2015, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Unfortunately was replaced in fall of 2014. I drive close to there and was unaware it was being removed. bummer

Birch Creek IN 46 Bridge
Posted August 23, 2013, by Tom Ketchum (tvketchum [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Endangered bridge. INDOT has posted a three ton limit effective immediately (08/23/13), and said the contract for replacement is due to be let in 2014, but they were looking at ways to accelerate the replacement.