5 votes

Johnstown Bridge


West side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in August 2008


BH Photo #123017

Street View 


Johnstown Bridge # 1

video by Mike Daffron

Johnstown Bridge # 2

video by Mike Daffron


Through truss bridge over Eel River on CR 1300 West
Owen County, Indiana, and Greene County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1918 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Pin-connected Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 198.1 ft.
Total length: 200.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Eel River Bridge
Owen #198
Old SR 157 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.16889, -87.00917   (decimal degrees)
39°10'08" N, 87°00'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/499208/4335518 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coal City
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6000142 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16775 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 3, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • April 1, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 3, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 14, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • August 6, 2014: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 6, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson



Johnstown Bridge
Posted January 12, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Now that they are replacing Patricksburg Road bridge, we only have a few bridges of metal left in Owen. I am sad. This fellow needs to be restored!

Eel River Bridge
Posted June 22, 2008, by Tom

It's open to traffic, providing the road isn't under water.

Eel River Bridge
Posted June 22, 2008, by Anonymous

This bridge sits next SR 157. Is it still open or closed?

Eel River Bridge
Posted June 20, 2008, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

Here are a few pictures of this bridge. Couldn't get any good shots due to high water and trees. The water was right to the bottom of the bridge, in fact the road to the north was completely under water. The photo of the plaque didn't turn out well, but you can barely make out the date.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.