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Big Bayou Backwater Bridge


Pony truss bridge over Big Bayou Backwater on CR 1800W
Gibson County, Indiana
Removed but not replaced
Built 1932; removed 1990
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 42.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #192
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.25810, -87.90996   (decimal degrees)
38°15'29" N, 87°54'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/420387/4234844 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2600139 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39160 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 1932 (993)
Built during 1930s (12,198)
Gibson County, Indiana (111)
Indiana (5,113)
Lost (29,171)
Lost 1990 (201)
Lost during 1990s (4,158)
Pony truss (17,091)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,277)
Structurally deficient (12,813)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,561)
Truss (36,026)
Warren pony truss (3,582)
Warren truss (7,051)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name, Status and Design
  • February 4, 2009: Added by James Baughn



Big Bayou Backwater Bridge
Posted April 17, 2010, by Robert Stephenson (seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The through truss bridge in the pictures is the Stoneberger Bridge in Gibson county.

Big Bayou Backwater Bridge
Posted April 17, 2010, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

These pictures are of a through truss bridge. The Big Bayou Backwater Bridge is listed as a pony truss.

Big Bayou Backwater Bridge
Posted September 23, 2009, by V. Smith (joisey77 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am an architectural surveyor for the Indiana state historic preservation office and recently came upon this bridge.

This bridge is still in existance, but is no longer in use. The road has been diverted around it.