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Patricksburg Road Bridge


Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer


BH Photo #132165



Patricksburg Road Bridge # 1

video by Mike Daffron

Patricksburg Road Bridge # 2

Last pix and videos of Pburg Road bridge on eve of it's destruction

video by Mike Daffron


Pony truss bridge over West Fork of Fish Creek on CR 75 South
Owen County, Indiana
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1930; Replaced 2019
Riveted Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Owen #83
West Fork Fish Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.28130, -86.86626   (decimal degrees)
39°16'53" N, 86°51'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/511534/4348002 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6000058 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16797 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2019: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • March 7, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • March 1, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been replaced
  • January 6, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 13, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • March 11, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron


  • Satolli Glassmeyer - info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Patricksburg Road Bridge
Posted March 1, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah, the overpaid out-of-state firm that did the Indiana Historic Bridge Inventory really mucked up some of their choices. Ponies are a tough save because the counties can replace them in-house and avoid the "Select" terms altogether. This is one that should have been left off in favor of one of those older pinned Pratts Nathan was speaking of. We had a couple of substantial through-trusses left out (Namely Smithfield and Ft. Ritner) that were complete head-scratchers. We fought to have them added but with no success. Fortunately they are both still standing.

Patricksburg Road Bridge
Posted January 7, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Some of the choosing of Select bridges is a little weird. Why some very nice potentially wrought iron Pin-connected trusses got left non-select, while this small rivet-connected Warren pony truss bridge (which photo 19 shows has severe widespread complete loss of top chord channel section) was found select.

Patricksburg Road Bridge
Posted January 7, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a "Select" bridge so the county must be replacing it with their own funds, as fed money wouldn't be available.

Patricksburg Road Bridge
Posted January 6, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here are maybe the last pix I will take of this old guy. It's scheduled to begin replacement tomorrow. It is rusting bad, but Owen Co is too cheap to paint anything. Bummer.