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Big Monon Ditch Bridge CR 700 S


Photo taken by Tom Hall


BH Photo #115612



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.