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Faucett Ford Bridge


Side oblique

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in July 2010


BH Photo #170322


Faucett Ford Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Pony truss bridge over Sulphur Creek on County Road 400 North
Orange County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1900
4-panel, Pinned Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 57.4 ft.
Total length: 83.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Sulphur Creek CR 400N Bridge
County Bridge #15
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61648, -86.64832   (decimal degrees)
38°36'59" N, 86°38'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/530616/4274276 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5900010 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16754 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built during 1900s (7,948)
Indiana (5,237)
NR-eligible (4,127)
Non-Select (300)
One-lane traffic (8,123)
Open (41,456)
Orange County, Indiana (54)
Owned by county (22,007)
Pony truss (17,557)
Pratt pony truss (4,133)
Pratt truss (10,849)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,679)
Structurally deficient (12,503)
Total length 75-100 feet (7,077)
Truss (38,331)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2022: New photo from Jenise Stewart
  • September 6, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 6, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 19, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • July 25, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Faucett Ford Bridge
Posted May 4, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I have one clue I can add. Just this morning I tried to upload extracts from a nomination form, they were large at 4000+ pixels (similar to many cameras today). None of them uploaded correctly (I got a dead link after the upload where you type the captions in). I tried resizing the photos and uploading again and it worked. So it may be the system struggles with larger photos. The reason some work and some don't might be due to the size variations in JPG files (files with lots of complexity like trees have larger file sizes).

Anyway, if anyone is having trouble perhaps try using a program to shrink photos before uploading. BridgeHunter's system automatically resizes photos to 1600x1200 for a 4x3 ratio photo.

Faucett Ford Bridge
Posted May 4, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've also come across this on several occasions... many times involving multiple photos. It appears to me as either the user doesn't think the upload worked so they immediately try again, or the uploader itself glitches. I say that because it always seems to involve half of what a user adds (i.e. user uploads 12 photos, first 6 are good but the second 6 are all broken).

Unfortunately, as Nathan stated, there appears to be no other recourse than to delete them.

Faucett Ford Bridge
Posted May 3, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


I have been unable to figure out what causes this (Ive seen it elsewhere with other users) so when I find them sadly the only thing I can do is delete. My advice is whenever someone uploads something, do a quick check to make sure it worked, and try again if it didn't.

Faucett Ford Bridge
Posted May 3, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Image #29 is broken

Sulphur Creek Bridge
Posted August 16, 2007, by Rod Detty (zonechair [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was still in use in July of 2007 when this photo was taken.