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Hendricks County Bridge #54


Southeast corner oblique.

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


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Lost Pratt through truss bridge over White Lick Creek on CR 40/CR 100 N
Hendricks County, Indiana
Built 1903 by Indiana Bridge Company
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Pin-connected Pratt through span. The trusses are seated upon concrete abutments and wingwalls. Intermediate verticals of a pair of laced channels subdivide the 120' trusses into most of their eight panels. A pair of die-forged eyebars provides each set of diagonals, and single, cylindrical rods with turnbuckles counter the diagonals in the two most central panels. U-bolted to the lower pins, I floor beams carry the asphalt and metal pan deck with its 16' roadway and 16' of vertical clearance.
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
10th Street Bridge
White Lick Creek bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.77513, -86.42087   (decimal degrees)
39°46'30" N, 86°25'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/549596/4402959 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 47761 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2011: New photos from Brent Tindall
  • January 19, 2011: Updated by Brent Tindall: Edited builder name


Hendricks County Bridge #54
Posted September 20, 2018, by Anonymous

I was on an old Harly 125 cc with a friend of mine, In the year 1964. We were riding down 10 th street west and came Up to this bridge going to fast and did not know the road stops right after you go past this bridge. Not enough time to stop, and we crashed into the guard rail. The crash knocked me out briefly, my friend got scratched up, wore no helmet ts. We were lucky not hurt worse.