Old US 24/State Road 21 bridge over unnamed valley
South side Closeup
Photo taken by James Norwood in October 2010
BH Photo #183582
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
- 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)
- Cass County, Indiana
- Closed to all traffic
- 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.
- Looks to be single laned.
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:
- 700 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 43796 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 26, 2010: Essay added by James Norwood
- December 28, 2009: Added by James Norwood