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Brouilettes Creek IN 163 Bridge


Deck view

Photos taken July 2007 by J.R. Manning

BH Photo #109322

Street View 


Brouiletts Creek Bridge

video by Mike Daffron


Parker through truss bridge over Brouilettes Creek on IN 163 east of Blanford
Vermillion County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1932, rehabilitated 1979
- Indiana Dept. of Transportation (Designers)
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana (Fabricators)
10-panel, riveted Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 174.8 ft.
Total length: 178.8 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Also called
Gorton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66528, -87.49861   (decimal degrees)
39°39'55" N, 87°29'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/457231/4390726 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 028420 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17138 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added category "Select"
  • August 10, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 26, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
  • July 11, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 2, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Added category "10-panel truss" and imported photos
  • April 25, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder
  • May 17, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • October 8, 2007: Posted photos from J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com


Brouilettes Creek IN 163 Bridge
Posted July 11, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've heard it said "Brew-lets"

...But that's Hoosier pronunciation and we tend to say it a little different. Wouldn't be the first French name we have altered!

Versailles... Originally "Ver-si"... We call it "Vur-sails".

Don't even ask me about the town Vevay... I haven't totally figured that one out yet!

Brouilettes Creek IN 163 Bridge
Posted July 11, 2016, by Mike Daffron

According to the sign, it is spelled Brouiletts Creek. My question, how do you pronounce it? Would it be similar to, say, Robert Goulet? Or perhaps, like, Russian Roulette? A snack for thought.