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Williams Creek Bridge


Photo from SHAARD database.


BH Photo #155152



Lost through truss bridge over Williams Creek on CR 560 W
Fayette County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1908; replaced 1992
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Riveted Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 106.0 ft.
Total length: 107.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Also called
Fayette County Bridge #39
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66040, -85.24341   (decimal degrees)
39°39'37" N, 85°14'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/650686/4391540 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2100033 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39121 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 17, 2010: New photo from Ed Hollowell
  • February 14, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder, truss type, and adj. GPS coordinates.
  • February 4, 2009: Added by James Baughn


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com


Williams Creek Bridge
Posted February 18, 2010, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)


The replacement bridge was probably built over the course of 1991-92, which explains why the plaque says 1991 but the National Bridge Inventory says 1992.

Keep in mind this simple rule: The plaque on a bridge only tells you when the PLAQUE was made, not necessarily when the bridge was finished. Now, in 99% of cases, the two are the same. But not always.

Williams Creek Bridge
Posted February 17, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

The dedication on the new bridge says 1991 but bridge hunter says 1992. Is there a good reason for the discrepancy?

Williams Creek Bridge
Posted January 4, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Photos of UCEB replacement bridge. Photos 12/26/09

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.