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Sand Creek-Old CR 150W Bridge


Looking North

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in November 2008


BH Photo #155534



Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Sand Creek most likely on former route of State Road 3
Jennings County, Indiana
Built in 1897 by Lafayette Bridge Co. and probably abandoned when new SR3 bridge was built in 1935.
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Pinned Pratt through truss with Pratt ponies on both ends.
Length of largest span: 148.9 ft.
Total length: 222.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.9 ft.
Also called
Former County Bridge #36
Old SR 3 Bridge?
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.08046, -85.64000   (decimal degrees)
39°04'50" N, 85°38'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/617633/4326585 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Vernon
640 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 37993 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 20, 2021: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • May 2, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 12, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • February 19, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • April 19, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates and elevation
  • January 5, 2009: New photos from James McCray
  • November 3, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Sand Creek-Old CR 150W Bridge
Posted May 2, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I went back and looked at some of my photos (now posted) and found a few of the south end and it appears there is no pony. I was in a hurry and didn't get good pix so I'm not sure if it was laying around or not. I'll try to get back soon and check it out

Sand Creek-Old CR 150W Bridge
Posted May 1, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I suspect that between Mike's photos and Tom's comment someone is systematically scrapping out this wonderful structure! It was completely intact (other than the wooden floor) during my 2008 visit. I had truly hoped it might be relocated someday, but it's looking less likely. The South pony is probably gone.

Sand Creek-Old CR 150W Bridge
Posted February 18, 2018, by Tom Hoffman

Unfortunately, from the highway it appears the south pony truss has collapsed. True shame.

Old SR3 Sand Creek Bridge
Posted December 18, 2008, by Don

Great pictures, thanks.