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Richland Creek Bridge

Photos 

On private property.

Photo by Mike Daffron, April, 2016

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BH Photo #354236

Map 

Videos 

Abandoned Bridges of Indiana # 4

Mike Daffron

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Abandoned Bridges of Indiana # 4

Mike Daffron

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Description 

In the middle of 700 privately owned acres. No road to be found in any direction.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Richland Creek
Location
Greene County, Indiana
Status
Was intact but closed to all traffic (used by 4 wheelers). Collapsed June 6, 2021.
History
Bridge collapsed on June 6, 2021
Design
5-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09425, -86.81053   (decimal degrees)
39°05'39" N, 86°48'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/516384/4327253 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Solsberry
Inventory number
BH 72386 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1900s (7,365)
Collapsed (396)
Greene County, Indiana (88)
Indiana (4,962)
Lost (25,531)
Lost 2021 (49)
Lost during 2020s (175)
Owned privately (1,780)
Pin-connected (3,967)
Pony truss (16,356)
Pratt pony truss (3,688)
Pratt truss (9,446)
Truss (33,256)

Update Log 

  • June 8, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: tweaked status description
  • June 8, 2021: Updated by Mike Daffron: bridge has collapsed
  • September 14, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • July 13, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • July 12, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • July 12, 2016: Added by Mike Daffron

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted June 9, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Richland Creek floods a lot and those buggies can move at a high speed. I don't figure that bouncing motion was too good for this fellow.

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted June 8, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Always a shame to loose a big pinned Pratt pony. Had figured this one might just hang around out there for a long time. I would guess it must have had a serious structural issue to have buckled under a small vehicle of that type.

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted June 7, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks for confirming Mike.

I look forward to the pictures of both.

Regards,

Art S.

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted June 7, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just got confirmation that this Is the bridge in the video. I'm trying to secure a picture

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted June 7, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good news for Owen County! EF Fish Creek & Rattlesnake are fine. (Fish creek on top)

Art, I visited Barnard recently. I'll look for some photos

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted June 7, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Mike,

Richland and Fish are the only two, west and south of Miami county that generally fit the description and don't have lattice railings. It appears this is the case with the collapsed ridge but I'm not certain.

As long as you are responding to the bat signal and taking a road trip; if you get near Hendricks Co. I'd love some updated shots of:

Old Rockville Road Bridge: https://bridgehunter.com/in/hendricks/bh36735/

and

Barnard Steel Bridge: https://bridgehunter.com/in/putnam/6700032/

:^)

Regards,

Art S.

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted June 7, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Doesn't look like this one to me. It seems too high, creek too wide. I only visited it once and that was a difficult get. Definitely is not Kansas road, which is beside I69. Area seems wrong for Faucett Ford, Rattlesnake is a possibility, but I am guessing EF Fish creek. Gonna hop in the Jeep and go check them out

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted June 7, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

After the discussion this morning I am posting this link here showing the bridge collapsed on the assumption that this MIGHT be the same bridge, but leaving the bridge status unchanged until we get proof otherwise. I will delete if information comes in suggesting otherwise.

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeEwMvSb/

Richland Creek Bridge
Posted July 12, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice one Mike!