Bells Branch Road Bridge

The Bells Branch Road Bridge is located on Bells Branch Road over Laughery Creek between Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana. Constructed in 1916, the Pratt through truss bridge was completed by the Oregonia Bridge Company of Lebanon, Ohio.1

In December 2007, a request for proposal for a letter of interest was announced for the rehabilitation of Bells Branch Road Bridge.2 The proposal estimated the construction would cost $510,000, with work to include repairing deficiencies in truss members, bridge railings, bering plates and abutments, the replacement of the bridge deck and the repainting of the span.

Work began on the rehabilitation project in 2009.3