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Indian Mill Bridge



Photo taken by Joshua Collins

BH Photo #108482

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Sandusky River on CR 47
Wyandot County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1913 by the Modern Construction Co.; rehabilitated 2015
- Modern Construction Co. of Fremont, Ohio
Pin-connected, 10-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 171.9 ft.
Total length: 178.2 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.86327, -83.25370   (decimal degrees)
40°51'48" N, 83°15'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/310062/4526023 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Upper Sandusky
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 8835764 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added rehab date
  • August 23, 2021: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • August 22, 2021: New Street View added by Paul Plassman
  • November 19, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 31, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • January 29, 2007: Posted photos from Joshua Collins

Related Bridges 


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Paul Plassman


Indian Mill Bridge
Posted August 23, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Please find attached photos I dug up from my email archive from Tom Barret at ODOT showing the unusual way in which this temporary truss was used to roll the truss off the river, and to launch the bridge after being galvanized. US Bridge Company was the contractor for the project.

Indian Mill Bridge
Posted August 23, 2021, by Paul Plassman

I believe it was a temporary bridge that they used during the renovation to dismantle and rebuild the bridge without putting temporary supports in the river. I think they had to use it during the project because the Sandusky is considered a scenic river. If I remember right the historic truss was completely taken apart and galvanized in Cambridge, Ohio, before being reconstructed at Indian Mill. Photos coming soon.....

Indian Mill Bridge
Posted August 23, 2021, by Luke

Looks like some sort of traveler they used to move the bridge, based off http://www.dailychiefunion.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/DC...

Indian Mill Bridge
Posted August 22, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Just looked at that street view and about choked.

I know they moved the bridge off site in 2015 and had it repaired and galvanized. I'm not sure what that monstrocity of a structure is in it's place. I was concerned that Ohio had done an about face and swapped another historic metal truss for a fake covered one.

Indian Mill Bridge
Posted April 23, 2007, by Jim Back (jim [dot] back [at] bcaweb [dot] org)

Indian Mill Bridge Looking west toward Indian Mill. During snow of Jan. 30, 2007