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Aqueduct Number 5 over Eel River for Wabash and Erie Canal

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South abutment looking North

Sign reads "Aqueduct No. 5 Completed in 1840 Visible are the remains of piers and abutments" You can see homes are located on North side of river where other abutment was located, appears it is gone.

Photo taken by James Norwood

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Overview
Lost Bridge over Eel River on Wabash and Erie Canal in Logansport
Location
Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
Status
Lost
History
Canal opened Logansport up for trade, but this aqueduct played an important role in crossing the Eel River on it route from Toledo to Evansville during the mid 1800's. Canal was abandoned in 1876.
Design
Constructed out of cut limestone blocks in an unknown design. I have seen drawings of a arch type design which would be consistant with practices of early bridge building.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75792, -86.36511   (decimal degrees)
40°45'29" N, 86°21'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/553590/4512078 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Logansport
Inventory number
BH 42252 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2014: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 8, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Added dates
  • April 7, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood

Comments 

Aqueduct Number 5 over Eel River for Wabash and Erie Canal
Posted May 30, 2010, by James Norwood

I recently read a document that claimed this structure was removed in or about 1922. More research is needed.