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Garfield Park Bean Creek Bridge


Photo taken by John Weller in March 2009

BH Photo #135024


Street View 


The width of this span would suggest that it originally carried traffic in the park and has been converted to a pedestrian bridge.


Stone arch bridge over Bean Creek on Garfield Park path
Marion County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1907; rehabilitated 1981
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 39.4 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73442, -86.14581   (decimal degrees)
39°44'04" N, 86°08'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/573195/4398629 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4900323 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16564 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Arch (12,099)
Built 1907 (698)
Built during 1900s (7,224)
Deck arch (11,338)
Have street view (26,945)
Indiana (4,918)
Marion County, Indiana (214)
Open to pedestrians (4,214)
Owned by city (5,399)
Park (271)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,668)
Stone arch (3,051)
Structurally deficient (14,205)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,192)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2013: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • December 31, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • December 30, 2012: New photos from J.P.
  • August 15, 2011: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • March 8, 2009: New photos from John Weller


  • John Weller - jweller [at] indy [dot] rr [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Garfield Park Bean Creek Bridge
Posted February 10, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Needless to say... If it wasn't for being located in a park that railing would be long gone!

Garfield Park Bean Creek Bridge
Posted February 10, 2013, by AR

What do you call the brick-air-brick work on the railings? I love it! Would it detract from bridge's stability? Would it allow the bridge to withstand an earthquake or flood better than a solid stone bridge?