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Crown Hill Cemetery Bridge



Photo taken by James McCray in December 2012


BH Photo #246230


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Bridge History as per: http://www.crownhillhf.org/structures.html

"The Subway / Underpass (1925) Crown Hill had begun to expand onto the north side of Maple Road (now 38th Street) before the close of the 19th century. In 1925, work began on the Subway. This combination of bridge and underpass replaced a section of 38th Street at the center point of the northern edge of the cemetery's South Grounds, allowing traffic to pass under the bridge to the new North Grounds without the need to drive out of the cemetery. Designed by the architectural firm of D. A. Bohlen and Son and constructed by Edward Strathmann and Company, the project was completed in 1927 at a cost of $170,000."


Closed-spandrel arch bridge over A driveway on 38th St
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Open to traffic
See Below
- D. A. Bohlen & Son
- Edward Strathmann & Co.
Closed-spandrel arch
Listed as a contributing resource to a designated historic district on the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.82478, -86.17304   (decimal degrees)
39°49'29" N, 86°10'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/570769/4408636 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Indianapolis West
Inventory number
BH 55116 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2016: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • November 28, 2015: New photo from Jim Grey
  • January 4, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Concrete balustrade"
  • January 4, 2013: New photos from James McCray
  • January 3, 2013: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com


Crown Hill Cemetery Bridge
Posted January 15, 2013, by James Norwood

Good one Jim. I had forgotten about this one. I have family there and have used this underpass a few times.

Crown Hill Cemetery Bridge
Posted January 4, 2013, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a hidden gem. If you've only ever driven 38th St., you might not ever know this bridge is here. The iron fence on both sides of the street obscure the bridge's railing.