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Ferdinand Forest Road Bridge


Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.


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BH Photo #200689

Street View 


Lost Queenpost pony truss bridge over Hurricane Creek on Ferdinand Forest Road (CR 196).
Perry County, Indiana
Removed but not replaced
Built 1915
3-panel, riveted Queenpost pony truss
Length of largest span: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Old Perry County Bridge #83
CR 196-Hurricane Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.24408, -86.76418   (decimal degrees)
38°14'39" N, 86°45'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/520635/4232923 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Meinrad
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6200105 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16841 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
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Built 1915 (1,259)
Built during 1910s (9,971)
Have street view (28,913)
Indiana (5,098)
Lost (28,514)
NR-eligible (4,109)
One-lane traffic (7,837)
Perry County, Indiana (35)
Pony truss (17,017)
Queenpost truss (300)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,223)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,503)
Truss (35,485)

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 26, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been removed
  • June 9, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed coordinates that placed this bridge in a field
  • December 22, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com