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Lye Creek Bridge

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Very few remaining Bedsteads still have their legs. That's the beauty of wrought iron.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

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BH Photo #125397

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Central Canal in Indianapolis
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
Future prospects
Relocated and restored.
History
Built in Montgomery County in 1879- moved to Indianapolis over Central Canal
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pinned, wrought iron Pratt Bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 77.0 ft.
Total length: 77.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.85501, -86.16023   (decimal degrees)
39°51'18" N, 86°09'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/571834/4412002 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Indianapolis West
Inventory number
BH 37504 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 30, 2012: New photos from J.P.
  • May 9, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • October 3, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com