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Fall Creek Aqueduct

Photos 

Aerial of Fall Creek Aqueduct

Photo taken by Geoff McKim in August 2018

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BH Photo #433612

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Fall Creek on Central Canal
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904 to replace a previous structure washed away by flooding
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.0 ft.
Also called
Central Canal Fall Creek Aqueduct
Water Company Canal Fall Creek Aqueduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79832, -86.17717   (decimal degrees)
39°47'54" N, 86°10'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/570443/4405696 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Indianapolis West
Inventory number
BH 50069 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2018: New photos from Geoff McKim
  • December 21, 2013: Updated by Ed Hollowell: update construction date, span lenght, owner and alternate names
  • October 12, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Adjusted GPS coordinates
  • November 7, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Bing Images - Good Bing image of the Aqueduct.
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Geoff McKim

Comments 

Fall Creek Aqueduct
Posted July 1, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Aside from launching a drone, does anyone know how to visit this historic structure without attracting police attention? Its listed as a "park" on google, but all land-based approaches appear to be fenced off?