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Carroll Lee Cropper Bridge


Southeast side looking at Indiana over the bridge November 2007

Rainy day, but still a majestic looking bridge I feel worthy of inclusion on this site.

Photo taken by James Norwood


BH Photo #140861


Street View 


Steel through arch bridge over Ohio River on I-275
Dearborn County, Indiana, and Boone County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built 1977
- Hazelet + Erdal of Chicago, Illinois (Design)
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee (Contractor)
Steel suspended deck continuous through truss
Length of largest span: 750.0 ft.
Total length: 3,258.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 61.7 ft.
Also called
I-275 Ohio River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.10407, -84.82581   (decimal degrees)
39°06'15" N, 84°49'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/688000/4330575 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 049660 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 42644 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 14, 2016: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • March 31, 2015: Updated by Will Truax: Confirmed & corrected bridges name
  • February 6, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Swapped Alt and Main name, fixed type, added builders.
  • June 1, 2009: Added by James Norwood


  • James Norwood
  • Nathan Holth
  • Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


Carroll Lee Cropper Bridge
Posted May 5, 2015, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Carroll Lee Cropper Bridge is undergoing a rehabilitation project. This includes a much needed deck replacement, and new lighting. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The project is said to last until November. Seeing the bridge with lights will be a different sight.

Carroll C. Cropper Bridge
Posted March 31, 2015, by Deborah Hibbard (debhib [at] windstream [dot] net)

You have the name written incorrectly. The correct name is the Carroll Lee Cropper Memorial Bridge. See the plaque in the attached picture. It is hard to read, but you can make out the "Lee." The judge for whom the bridge was named was Carroll Lee Cropper. He was a long-time judge in Boone County, KY.