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Coal Creek CR 230W Bridge


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


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BH Photo #368453


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Coal Creek on County Road 230 West
Vermillion County, Indiana
Replaced by a culvert
6-panel, riveted Pratt through truss
Span length: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.4 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #22
Old County Bridge #22
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.63634, -87.50960   (decimal degrees)
39°38'11" N, 87°30'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/456271/4387519 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Bernice
Inventory number
BH 71703 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 1915 (1,258)
Built during 1910s (9,968)
Indiana (5,097)
Lost (28,378)
Missing deck (49)
One-lane traffic (7,830)
Pratt through truss (6,042)
Pratt truss (10,276)
Riveted (2,503)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,552)
Through truss (16,707)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,361)
Truss (35,373)
Vermillion County, Indiana (30)

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed location and other info, not the abandoned rail bridge in satellite imagery.
  • October 23, 2016: Updated by Mike Daffron: Added Info, County Bridge Number
  • April 4, 2016: Added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Old Coal Creek Bridge
Posted April 5, 2016, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Don't know if this link will pull for shaard or not. But this is a pdf file with photos in it.


Old Coal Creek Bridge
Posted April 4, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Judging from the perceived width this appears to me as an old rail bridge.