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Big Monon Ditch Bridge CR 700 S


These 2 photos show the bridge at it's original location.

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


View more info about Indiana historic bridges from the SHAARD database

BH Photo #156269


Through truss bridge over Big Monon Ditch on CR 700 South
Pulaski County, Indiana
Relocated to McCloud Nature Center in Hendricks County
Built 1913 by the Attica Bridge Co.; dismantled in 2006; restored in Hendricks County in 2009-2010
- Attica Bridge Co. of Attica, Indiana
Riveted Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 116.1 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.6 ft.
Also called
Pulaski County Bridge #15
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.95582, -86.83121   (decimal degrees)
40°57'21" N, 86°49'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/514204/4533866 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Monon NE
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6600010 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16892 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 18, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added bridge number
  • February 26, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • August 26, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: span relocated and being restored
  • June 27, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Kim Harvey
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Big Monon Ditch Bridge
Posted June 26, 2016, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)


Courtesy Kat Robinson/Tiedyekat

Big Monon Ditch Bridge
Posted March 28, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

Anthony, thanks for sharing this bit of information. I'm glad to hear there may still be a chance for this bridge.

Big Monon Ditch Bridge
Posted March 28, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I believe this bridge has been dismantled for use in a Hendricks County park. It's a Warren truss.

Big Monon Ditch Bridge
Posted March 25, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

I thought this bridge still existed. Unfortunately I was wrong.

I found out that it had been closed for close to 30 years, and was removed when the county had the ditch dredged about 2 years ago. Anyway, since I was there I thought I should at least take a couple of pictures in its honor.

By the way, this is the middle of nowhere that you’ve all heard about!

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