West Fork Tanners Creek Bridge (Formerly Lawrenceburg & Indianapolis Railroad)

The West Fork Tanners Creek Bridge formerly carried an older alignment of the Lawrenceburg & Indianapolis Railroad over West Fork Tanners Creek in Dearborn County, Indiana.

Between 1929 and 1930, under the control of the New York Central, the bridge was bypassed with a new alignment that was on higher elevation.

The original crossing was later used as access to Collier Ridge Road, connecting it to Bonnell Road. It was closed to traffic in 2010 due to fractured lower chord members.

Dearborn County is accepting proposals from parties for the reuse of the span. It is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, but has been determined “non-select” for preservation per the Programmatic Agreement Regarding Management and Preservation of Indiana’s Historic Bridges. A Section 106 historic review process is ongoing.

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