4 votes

Creamery Ford Bridge


Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer


BH Photo #110118



Through truss bridge over Little Graham Creek on abandoned section of CR 800 East
Jennings County, Indiana
Closed to all traffic
Built 1897
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
6-panel, Pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 94.1 ft.
Total length: 96.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #64
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.93787, -85.46380   (decimal degrees)
38°56'16" N, 85°27'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/633142/4311003 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Jacinto
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4000059 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16411 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2021: New photo from Jenise Stewart
  • March 20, 2021: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 12, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 15, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • November 3, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed common name


  • Satolli Glassmeyer - info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Creamery Ford Bridge
Posted May 20, 2021, by Richard Tekulve (canoeindiana [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There has been no discussion in the local paper North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun recently about this bridge. Also one of the states narrowest in the Crosley/Green bridge over the Vernon Fork Muscatatuck still remains closed. It looks like the old 3-arch concrete Tapp Ford Bridge over Graham Creek near Commiskey made it to the century mark (b. 1920) but is preparing for its grand finally in the very near future. Appears as if Jennings County has unfortunately watched its past slowly slip by the wayside of progress.

Creamery Ford Bridge
Posted May 5, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Don't get me started about Ft. Ritner Mike! 😠😡🤬

Creamery Ford Bridge
Posted May 4, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, unfortunately I agree. I put out this false positive vibe to keep me from face planting off Ft Ritner bridge lol

Creamery Ford Bridge
Posted May 3, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

As cool as that would be Mike you would hear my jaw hitting the ground from New Castle if it actually happened.

Creamery Ford Bridge
Posted May 3, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice pix, Jenise! Looks like the bridge is being cleared out. I hope a restoration is in store. Any info?

Creamery Ford Bridge
Posted December 19, 2008, by Don

Very nice bridge, I like how you can still drive right up to it. Would be nice to see them restore the bridge and fix that road up a little.

Little Graham Creek Bridge
Posted March 28, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a Lafayette Bridge Co. product. It is abandoned and located on the edge of the Jefferson Proving Grounds.