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Salt Fork IN 1 Bridge



Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer

BH Photo #154195

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Here's a video I recently did about the bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtF2-5T5NFs

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Deck truss bridge over Salt Fork on IN 1 in Bright
Dearborn County, Indiana
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1941; rehabilitated 1976; demolished 2012
Riveted Warren deck truss
Length of largest span: 119.7 ft.
Total length: 417.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.6 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.15472, -84.87778   (decimal degrees)
39°09'17" N, 84°52'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/683374/4336091 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 000020 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
INDOT 001-15-01683A (Indiana Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 16015 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2022: New video from Satolli Glassmeyer
  • September 6, 2012: Updated by Chris Wanninger: changed status
  • May 20, 2012: Updated by Chris Wanninger: Chris Wanninger updated future prospects
  • April 21, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: updated truss type
  • February 3, 2010: New photos from Satolli Glassmeyer


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Chris Wanninger
  • Satolli Glassmeyer - info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com


Salt Fork IN 1 Bridge
Posted September 6, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wide deck, decent condition. Why was this even demolished? Because some uninformed official saw it said "deck truss" in the NBI and wrongly assumed that meant it was "like the I-35W Bridge?"

Salt Fork IN 1 Bridge
Posted February 5, 2010, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com)

A couple more pictures of the bridge taken 1/14/2010.

Salt Fork IN 1 Bridge
Posted February 3, 2010, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com)

This bridge is scheduled to be replaced sometime in 2010-2011. Several of these pictures show the old stone bridge abutments from the previous bridge.

The photos have been incorporated into the page above