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Lafayette Road Bridge

Photos 

West side of bridge

Photo taken by Jim Grey

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BH Photo #139328

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Eagle Creek Reservoir on Lafayette Road in Indianapolis
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Demolished; replaced 2009
History
Built about 1925; widened to four lanes about 1935
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.9 ft.
Total length: 204.0 ft.
Deck width: 46.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.88750, -86.30028   (decimal degrees)
39°53'15" N, 86°18'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/559826/4415505 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zionsville
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4900002 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16575 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2009: Updated by Jim Grey: Noted as demolished
  • April 28, 2009: Updated by Jim Grey

Sources 

  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Lafayette Road Bridge
Posted April 26, 2009, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found some photos I took of the bridge being demolished. First photo shows the deck removed and the old exterior wall of the original bridge inside the structure. Second photo shows the bridge half demolished. Third photo, from the same day, shows the half-bridge with the deck removed and arches exposed.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Lafayette Road Bridge
Posted April 26, 2009, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was demolished in 2009. The bridge was originally very narrow but carried two lanes, but was widened to four lanes. My understanding is that the original bridge was built in the 1920s and the widening happened in the 1930s.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.