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Old US 24/State Road 21 bridge over unnamed valley

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South side Closeup

Photo taken by James Norwood in October 2010

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BH Photo #183582

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Brief info 

Written by James Norwood

I was told by the landowner that this alignment was taken out of service circa 1980. It looks like it would have been alot longer that 30 years. If that is the case, I had travelled over this site many times when I was young, but don't remember it. It was a very narrow bridge, maybe no more than 16 feet wide making it hard to imagine meeting a semi here. Roadbed to East is about same width with no shoulder evident. 150 yards East former roadbed has trees along former road edge, reminding me of the "Sycamore Row" stretch along Indiana 29 near Deer Creek that itself is now bypassed.
Adjacent Logansport Road(itself once US 24 up to just a few years ago)has a small concrete culvert that is insignificant itself crossing part of this same valley. It is evident the old culvert bridge was made of stone, with much covered in concrete at some point, perhaps when the steel pipe was installed. South wall is beginning to break apart and lean which is why I am glad I was able to document it before it deteriorates any further. JN

Facts 

Overview
Stone culvert bridge over Unnamed valley on Old US 24/State Road 21 on very old alignment(Not Logansport Road that today is also known as old 24)
Location
Cass County, Indiana
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Not many know about this small bridge which lies on an old alignment of US 24. Privately owned now and only seen during winter on the North side of current Logansport Road which was also US 24 until recently.
Design
Looks to be single laned.
Dimensions
Total length: 25.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.76636, -86.25176   (decimal degrees)
40°45'59" N, 86°15'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/563150/4513090 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Logansport
Elevation
700 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43796 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Cass County, Indiana (91)
Closed (2,647)
Culvert (1,339)
Indiana (4,879)
Owned privately (1,675)
Preserved (1,169)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,047)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2010: Essay added by James Norwood
  • December 28, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood

Comments 

Old US 24/State Road 21 bridge over unnamed valley
Posted April 14, 2019, by Cindi Beebout (cindibeebput [at] comcast [dot] net)

Just a note to the guess of Old 24 being re-done around 1980. I wasnít driving quite yet but I lived in Peru in the Spring of 1984 and traveled to Logan often, as thatís where Iím from. I remember my friend remarking on the newly paved highway then. I donít know if the road itself was new or just re-paved.