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Black River-Griffin Road Bridge


West end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2008


BH Photo #116639


Street View 


Black River-Griffin Road bridge

Mike Daffron

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Camelback through truss bridge over Black River on Griffin Road
Posey County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1892 by the Toledo Bridge Co.
- Toledo Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Pinned, 10-panel Camelback through truss with sub-divided center panel.
Length of largest span: 165.0 ft.
Total length: 242.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Bridge #53
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.17682, -87.91825   (decimal degrees)
38°10'37" N, 87°55'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/419573/4225832 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Harmony
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500006 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16874 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


10-panel truss (157)
19th Century (7,631)
Built 1892 (228)
Built during 1890s (2,996)
Camelback truss (376)
Girder (10,301)
Have street view (27,072)
Indiana (4,934)
NR-eligible (4,056)
Open (39,987)
Owned by county (20,859)
Pin-connected (3,925)
Plate girder (7,985)
Posey County, Indiana (72)
Select (530)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,236)
Steel grate deck (450)
Through girder (3,843)
Through truss (15,199)
Toledo Bridge Co. (35)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,286)
Truss (32,986)

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 8, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • September 28, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • September 16, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 25, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Adjusted GPS coordinates and Design
  • February 21, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: added category
  • July 21, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed truss type.
  • July 6, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added builder


  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


Black River-Griffin Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Mike, thank you. I still want a visit to Hazleton Bridge in Knox County

Black River-Griffin Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

There are several great bridges in Posey and Knox co. Pike has a few. Great times, bridgehunting!!

Black River-Griffin Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I enjoyed the trip!

Black River-Griffin Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks for the additional pics Melissa!

Love this bridge!

Griffin Road Bridge
Posted July 21, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Although this resembles a Pennsylvania Truss, it is actually a very early Camelback with a sub-divided center panel. Oldest Camelback in Indiana.