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North Branch Lewis Creek IN 9 Bridge


Elevation and Plan.

From original plans for bridge.

Original Plans


BH Photo #226288


Street View 


Concrete arch bridge over North Branch Lewis Creek on IN 9
Shelby County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Future prospects
To be demolished and replaced in 2012 with a slab of concrete.
Built 1944; rehabilitated 1982
Concrete closed spandrel deck arch
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 91.8 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.45417, -85.75917   (decimal degrees)
39°27'15" N, 85°45'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/606757/4367912 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lewis Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 002430 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17024 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,241)
Built 1944 (116)
Built during 1940s (4,113)
Closed-spandrel arch (4,066)
Deck arch (11,479)
Doomed (1,099)
Have street view (27,131)
IN 9 (4)
Indiana (4,946)
NR-eligible (4,060)
Open (40,044)
Owned by state (16,102)
Shelby County, Indiana (60)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,739)
Structurally deficient (14,038)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,603)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.


North Branch Lewis Creek IN 9 Bridge
Posted February 28, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is one that I have missed Nathan. If i can get down there before the demo happens I will get some pics.

North Branch Lewis Creek IN 9 Bridge
Posted February 28, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I have not visited this bridge for HistoricBridges.org and no photos of the bridge are on this website. It would be nice if someone could visit this bridge before its too late.