A few shots from the West side
Photo taken by Tony Dillon in June 2011
BH Photo #202101
This what gives me hope, that we haven't found everything in Indiana Yet.
Glad to have you with us Mike! You can always contact me with any questions! And I'm sure most of the other good people here would tell you the same!
I got to see this place I moved from indy in ,79 to Ky I am new to bridge hunters I can't stop looken!
Interesting information you found Luke. I hadn't ever really had the time to do any digging around on it...although I suspected there was more to the story here.
It is referred to as the North 17th Street Bridge however...I doubt anyone but a few local historians would know what Morton Lake even was.
An ill fate commercial business venture.
Tony, I went to Flickr and looked at your photos there and do see now where the road used to lead away -- there's still a gap in the trees along that line. It would be very cool to see this converted into a park. Let's hope someone in Richmond is paying attention!
Jim, when I posted my pictures on Flickr, the map that comes up still showed the road and had it veering to the Northeast and into the New Paris Pike.
But yes......it is long gone now!
Talk about a true "Diamond in the Rough"
I got a tip that this bridge was still extant even though it was listed as Demolished in SHAARD, so I made a trip over Friday and was just amazed at what I found.
This was indeed been a very special bridge when it was erected, and although it has sat abandoned for at least 25 years it is still special.
With a beautiful setting, and some incredible railing that extends a total of about 200 feet off the bridge, I have never seen one quite like it.
The city of Richmond would be wise to invest in the rehabilitation of this bridge and the conversion of this area into a park.
What a fine bridge this must have been when new. I looked it up on Google Maps and see that there's no road leading away from it on the north anymore. I wonder what happened here.