3 votes

Madison Railroad - Crooked Creek Bridge


Photo taken by J.P.


BH Photo #204198


Stone arch bridge over Crooked Creek on Heritage Trail/Madison Railroad
Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built in 1841, one of the oldest bridges in the state of Indiana.
- Madison Railroad (CMPA; MRR)
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.74156, -85.39636   (decimal degrees)
38°44'30" N, 85°23'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/639369/4289318 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Madison West
Inventory number
BH 49107 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (8,630)
Arch (12,684)
Built 1841 (29)
Built during 1840s (253)
Deck arch (11,919)
Indiana (5,110)
Jefferson County, Indiana (45)
Madison Railroad (6)
Madison, Indiana (8)
Open (41,013)
Railroad (16,516)
Stone arch (3,294)

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2014: Updated by J.P.: updated build date.
  • July 21, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • July 15, 2011: Added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com


Crooked Creek Rail Bridge
Posted July 16, 2011, by J.P.

hmm interesting. once again sharrd gets it wrong. The listed north vernon as the oldest bridge in the state. Guess they were wrong.

Crooked Creek Rail Bridge
Posted July 16, 2011, by James Norwood

What, this one doesn't count? :0


Nice add, one of these days I will get back down there for some exploring.

Crooked Creek Rail Bridge
Posted July 16, 2011, by james mccray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)


Gotta deal ya cant refuse!

If this bridge was indeed built in 1841 then this bridge theoretically beats out the bridge in North Vernon as IN's oldest bridge. Now......if this is true, wanna trade and give me credits for the North Vernon bridge?????? Look, you still get IN's oldest bridge (in theory)! :)

Crooked Creek Rail Bridge
Posted July 15, 2011, by J.P.

A article I read puts this bridge at 1841 when the rail line was built, anyone think this is possible. Personally I was guessing closer to 1890's with a rehab somewhere in there.