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Hibbs Bridge


Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.


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BH Photo #156402


Relocated Parker through truss now located on a trail in Anderson, IN
Fountain County, Indiana
Relocated for reuse
Built in 1903 by the Attica Bridge Company.
- Attica Bridge Co. of Attica, Indiana
Bolted Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 146.6 ft.
Total length: 151.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Also called
Coal Creek Bridge
County Bridge #7
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.98056, -87.38667   (decimal degrees)
39°58'50" N, 87°23'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/466984/4425670 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300005 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16121 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 91.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added new information
  • March 15, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: name and date changed
  • March 11, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • September 8, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall

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Hibbs Bridge
Posted March 31, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It is indeed a wonderful restoration that Anderson did to save the old bridge from destruction Scott! I live in New Castle and love to stop by there whenever I get the chance to!

You can visit the new page I made for it here:


Hibbs Bridge
Posted March 31, 2013, by Scott Bates (scottbates1961 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hibbs/Cole Creek Bridge,is still alive and doing well. The people of Anderson, Indiana. are proud to have a part of Indiana history come to our town, it's not often that we have the chance to save a piece of beautiful history such as Hibbs Bridge. Hibbs Bridge is now located in down town Anderson, Indiana, on the White River Trail crossing White River with the city of Anderson looking over.

Coal Creek Bridge
Posted May 18, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This was the location of Fountain County bridge #7. It has been dismantled and is being reassembled on a trail in Madison County in or near Anderson. It's a Parker thru truss.

Coal Creek Bridge
Posted May 18, 2007, by Anonymous

This bridge probably no longer exists. Driving to this location there was a much higher modern concrete structure there. I also saw abutments lower than the modern bridge which has to be where this bridge existed.