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Monon Trail - Central Canal Bridge


2010 photo

Photo taken by Jim Grey


BH Photo #192929


Street Views 


Pony plate girder bridge over Central Canal on Monon Trail (former Monon Railroad)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Open to pedestrians
- Chicago, Indianapolis, & Louisville Railway (CIL)
- Monon Railroad (MON)
- Rail-to-trail
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 

  • January 29, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • 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


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


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.