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Reyker Cloud Bridge


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


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BH Photo #157844


Abandoned Bridges of Indiana # 4

Mike Daffron

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On a long abandoned road in Jefferson Proving Grounds


Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Big Creek on Old CR 1050S
Ripley County, Indiana
Built in 1892 by the Lafayette Bridge Company
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Also called
Jefferson Proving Ground #1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92071, -85.37416   (decimal degrees)
38°55'15" N, 85°22'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/640945/4309234 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 44421 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2021: Updated by Dave King: Added categories "Deck removed", "Lally columns", "Lattice Railing"
  • March 20, 2021: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 14, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed typos
  • September 14, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • September 28, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder and date
  • March 13, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Reyker Cloud Bridge
Posted March 20, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I found a bunch of pix I had taken with my 2nd camera (can't be to careful, never know if you'll be back to see again). I really love this bridge and it's setting. Not for the faint of heart, though

Reyker Cloud Bridge
Posted September 14, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

One of my favorite bridges in Indiana. NOT easy to get to. In the former Jefferson Proving Grounds. Don't go until cool months. We got lost trying to find our way back. But, we did find every burr/sticktight/briar in Southeastern Indiana. Along with Pigeon Creek in Warrick Co., the most remote bridge I've been to.

Reyker Cloud Bridge
Posted September 14, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Love it