Cavanaugh Bridge

Cavanaugh Bridge

Cavanaugh Bridge, March 2011
Location 0.6 miles south of County Road 700S on County Road 550W over the Muscatatuck River, southwest of Brownstown, Driftwood Township, Jackson County, Indiana
Coordinates 38°45′48″N 86°8′12″W / 38.76333°N 86.13667°W / 38.76333; -86.13667Coordinates: 38°45′48″N 86°8′12″W / 38.76333°N 86.13667°W / 38.76333; -86.13667
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1899 (1899)
Built by Lafayette Bridge Co.;
Architectural style Pratt through truss
NRHP Reference # 07001280[1]
Added to NRHP December 19, 2007

Cavanaugh Bridge, also known as Jackson County Bridge #195, is a historic Pratt through truss bridge located in Driftwood Township, Jackson County, Indiana. It was built in 1899 by the Lafayette Bridge Co., and spans the Muscatatuck River. The 174 foot long steel bridge rests on native brown sandstone abutments.[2]:5

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]


  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-04-01. Note: This includes Joanne Raetz Stuttgen (April 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Cavanaugh Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01. and Accompanying photographs.
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