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Beulah Bridge


Photo taken by Tom Hall


BH Photo #115630



Beulah Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Through truss bridge over Big Shawnee Creek on CR 230 East
Fountain County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1911
- Attica Bridge Co. of Attica, Indiana
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 118.1 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Big Shawnee Creek Bridge
County Bridge #142
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24472, -87.21833   (decimal degrees)
40°14'41" N, 87°13'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/481429/4454942 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2300112 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16115 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 28, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 12, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • November 5, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 1, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added historic name.
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Beulah Bridge
Posted November 5, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Temporarily closed. Getting a face-lift.

Big Shawnee Creek Bridge
Posted March 26, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

The nice thing about most of the bridges I have found in Fountain County is that they’re basically unmodified from they’re original state and though not painted, are otherwise well maintained. This bridge for example has had the floor beams replaced and nice heavy planks installed on the floor. Just goes to show that these old bridges can be repaired and not replaced.

The plaque reads: 1911

Built by the Attica Bridge Co., Attica IND.

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