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Dickey's Ford Bridge


This is an earlier photo from around 2004

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

BH Photo #115544



Dickey's Ford Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Through truss bridge over Lost River on CR 375 North
Orange County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1894
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 94.1 ft.
Total length: 101.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #18
Miller Bridge
Lost River CR 375N Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61216, -86.59864   (decimal degrees)
38°36'44" N, 86°35'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/534943/4273815 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
French Lick
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5900013 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16743 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 26, 2018: New photo from Carl Crasher
  • October 18, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 19, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • July 15, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Added category "Steel grate deck", removed "open-grate deck"
  • December 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • July 25, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Not a wooden deck
  • July 25, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • June 27, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Builder and truss type



Dickey's Ford Bridge
Posted October 15, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is talk of an interstate connection of Bloomington and French Lick...Looks like it might go right through this area. Hope not. I'll keep my eyes and ears open

Dickey's Ford Bridge
Posted October 15, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

James Cooper lists an 1887 construction date for this bridge, rather than 1894. Based on style and roadway width, I tend to think his date makes more sense.