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Sand Lick Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer


BH Photo #132173



Lost Bridges In Owen County

video by Mike Daffron


Lost Pony truss bridge over Sand Lick Creek on CR 225 South
Owen County, Indiana
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1920; Lost 2015
2-panel bolted and riveted Warren pony
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 29.8 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Owen #188
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.25750, -86.88111   (decimal degrees)
39°15'27" N, 86°52'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/510257/4345359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6000134 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16796 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 12, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 19, 2016: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • November 17, 2015: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been replaced


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


Sand Lick Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2018, by Dan Reitmeyer (danr [at] clrincgrp [dot] com)

It is still alive, just waiting on a new home, it will find one some day

Sand Lick Creek Bridge
Posted November 19, 2015, by Mike Daffron (Daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Haven't had the heart so go past their to see. Hoot road bridge, which is about a mile away, and this fellow, were close to my home. Tried to drive them every few days. Hoot is in poor shape, but the road is almost derelict. They may just close it

Sand Lick Creek Bridge
Posted November 18, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Probably replaced with a lifeless culvert!

If CLR out of Vincennes did the work...Then this little span will probably find a new life somewhere.

Sand Lick Creek Bridge
Posted November 17, 2015, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I know this is just a little pony, but, hell! I hate to see these little slices of history replaced! It's kinda like a favorite uncle or aunt that passes...

Sand Lick Creek Bridge
Posted April 20, 2015, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Scheduled to be replaced summer 2015. Crap!!