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River Deshee Bridge



Pony truss bridge over River Deshee on CR 750 West(original location)
Knox County, Indiana
Relocated to Indianapolis and now used at a private residence.
Built ca. 1930; relocated after 2007
Riveted Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 45.9 ft.
Total length: 50.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.52056, -87.60250   (decimal degrees)
38°31'14" N, 87°36'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447477/4263746 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4200066 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 22, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • February 22, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated information to reflect that bridge is not lost.
  • June 21, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson



River Deshee Bridge
Posted March 5, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I found those to be a bit much as well Matt. Not sure if the idea here was to protect the endposts...or if the designer was attempting to match the mailbox post.

River Deshee Bridge
Posted March 5, 2013, by Matt Lohry

It is nice to see it preserved and put to good re-use...however, I'm not a fan of Newell posts at the ends; these are large and overwhelm the actual structure, IMHO...

River Deshee Bridge
Posted March 4, 2013, by Anonymous

The great picture is also shown as Branch Tilley Ditch Bridge...which one is it?

River Deshee Bridge
Posted February 22, 2013, by julie bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

that looks great. what a great use and nice design. more saves like this.

River Deshee Bridge
Posted February 22, 2013, by dan reitmeyer (dan [at] clrconstruction [dot] com)

This bridge is now located in Indianapolis, just off of I-65 on 86th st. at a private residence.

I have included a picture of the bridge in it's new location.

River Deshee Bridge
Posted January 5, 2007, by Clark Griswold

This pony truss is currently being replaced by a new bridge.