5 votes

Severn's Bridge


South side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in August 2008


BH Photo #123337


Street View 


Severn's Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Through truss bridge over Patoka River on Old IN 65
Gibson County, Indiana
Open to Pedestrians
Built 1908; rehabilitated 2009
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Riveted, 6-panel Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 99.1 ft.
Total length: 107.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #398
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.39185, -87.54911   (decimal degrees)
38°23'31" N, 87°32'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/452046/4249435 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 1 S., R. 10 W., Sec. 40
414 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2600279 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16195 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2012)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • July 29, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 26, 2018: New photo from Carl Crasher
  • July 1, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • June 23, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 11, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • August 7, 2017: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Topo info
  • March 25, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 5, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • March 27, 2010: New photos from James Simmons
  • March 7, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name and Design
  • September 28, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • May 19, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • September 28, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • September 9, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson

Related Bridges 


  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
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  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Severn's Bridge Opening
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


Severn's Bridge
Posted August 16, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Favorite bridge of the day for the grandkids.

Severn's Bridge
Posted June 23, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge has been neglected lately. Area is grown up and the graffiti is getting a little outta control.

Severn's Bridge
Posted July 5, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Severns was an early settler who for a time lived in caves near the present day Patoka.


Severn's Bridge
Posted July 5, 2017, by Cindy Selby (CDSelby72 [at] gmail [dot] com )

Is there a cave, called Severns Cave near this area of the bridge? My cousin is wanting to know. Thanks!

Severn's Bridge
Posted September 5, 2010, by spanfan (susorcar [at] yahoo [dot] com)

What a beautiful restoration! Hats off to Indiana!

Severn's Bridge
Posted May 22, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I agree the bridge looks great. Nice to see a bypassed bridge that is given some love. Just hope they don't forget about it like Delaware County did with the Priest Ford Bridge. Not sure I'm crazy about the giant poured concrete columns though. The guardrails on this bridge are unique in that they have an additional two rails added to the top of the latticed part.

Severn's Bridge
Posted May 22, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Wow, looks like a great restoration job. Good to see a bridge that actually has a fresh coat of paint.

Severn's Bridge
Posted May 19, 2009, by Robert Stephenson (seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was very surprised when I stopped by this bridge today. The bridge has a new road, new deck and a fresh coat of paint. The new bridge is almost done too.