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Clover Ford-Blue River Park Bridge


Restored bridge installed, and awaiting deck.

Photo taken by Nels Raynor, Bach Steel, in April 2019


BH Photo #447152


Clover Ford-Blue River Park Bridge

video by Mike Daffron


Moved from over Buck Creek in the Northwest part of the county.


Pratt through truss bridge over Park Lagoon on Pedestrian Walkway
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians only
Built in 1889 by the King Bridge Company to cross Buck Creek on CR-875W. Relocated to Shelbyville in April 2019.
- BACH Steel of St. Johns, Michigan (2018-2019 Relocation and Restoration)
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Six panel wrought iron, pin connected Pratt through truss
Span length: 93.3 ft.
Total length: 93.3 ft.
Deck width: 12.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Buck Creek CR 875W Bridge
Shelby County Bridge #13
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.52645, -85.75312   (decimal degrees)
39°31'35" N, 85°45'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/607166/4375941 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 7300013 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 85054 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2020: New video from Mike Daffron
  • August 29, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • May 9, 2019: New photos from Nathan Holth

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Clover Ford-Blue River Park Bridge
Posted August 29, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited today. Bridge Looks Great!!! The protective railing, on the other hand, is frickin hideous. But the bridge is excellent!

Blue River Park Bridge
Posted May 9, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

And I am happy that you were chosen Nels... I know it will be done right!

Blue River Park Bridge
Posted May 9, 2019, by Nels Raynor (nels [at] bachsteel [dot] com)

Bach Steel is proud to have had this opportunity to bring our extensive experience with King Bridge Company bridges to Indiana for this relocation, restoration, and reuse of a beautiful King Bridge Company Pratt truss bridge. We hope Shelbyville enjoys this impressive historic bridge.