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Monon Trail - Central Canal Bridge

Photos 

2010 photo

Photo taken by Jim Grey

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BH Photo #192929

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Central Canal on Monon Trail (former Monon Railroad)
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
Railroads
- Chicago, Indianapolis, & Louisville Railway (CIL)
- Monon Railroad (MON)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.87136, -86.14185   (decimal degrees)
39°52'17" N, 86°08'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/573389/4413831 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Indianapolis West
Inventory number
BH 43822 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • January 28, 2011: New photo from Jim Grey
  • April 2, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added google street view
  • December 31, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Monon Trail Bridge
Posted September 20, 2010, by Bob Kerr

Nope not me.

Monon Trail Bridge
Posted September 20, 2010, by Anonymous

Fascinating story Bob. Are you the same Bob Kerr that used to work for United Airlines at the Indy Maintenance Center before United abandoned it? Are you still flying?

Monon Trail Bridge
Posted September 19, 2010, by Bob Kerr

Right after this opened up as a walking bridge or about the time the Monon Trail idea was created there was wide open spaces on both sides of this bridge with a narrow walk way between. I had just gotten off from work and was walking nearby when I saw a young mother and her 3-4 year old son walking across the bridge. I soon heard a slash and a bunch of frantic screaming from the mother. I rushed over and helped the scared little guy up the bank. He had fallen through the gap and into the canal and was scared to death, but not nearly as much as his Mom!! Thank God the canal isn't deep and no he wasn't hurt, just wet and muddy! This was about 1987.