Jim Grey

About Me 

Email: mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
Website: http://blog.jimgrey.net

I'm just an ordinary guy.

Recent Updates 

Guilford Avenue Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over I.W.C. Canal on Guilford Avenue in Indianapolis
March 9, 2017: Photo imported
White River Meridian Street Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over White River on Meridian Street in Indianapolis
March 5, 2017: New photos
William H. Murray Bridge (Canadian County, Oklahoma)
38-span pony truss bridge over South Canadian River on US 281
July 11, 2016: Photo imported
Bow Bridge (New York County, New York)
Cast iron plate girder bridge over The Lake on a pedestrian walkway in Central Park
May 19, 2016: New photo
Driprock Arch (New York County, New York)
Brick arch bridge over Footpath on Footpath
May 19, 2016: Added
Mud Creek IN 26 Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Mud Creek on IN 26
February 12, 2016: Updated by Jim Grey: Corrected all Wildcat Creek references to Mud Creek, as that is the creek this bridge spans
Crown Hill Cemetery Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over A driveway on 38th St
November 28, 2015: New photo
Middletown Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Four-span stone arch bridge over Conns Creek on CR 450 South
August 2, 2015: New photos
Dills Ford Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Abandoned, bypassed concrete arch bridge over Little Walnut Creek on CR 50 N
July 10, 2015: Updated by Jim Grey: Changed from "lost" to "abandoned" as old bridge is clearly visible in Google satellite view.
Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge (Morgan County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on Old IN 37
January 18, 2015: Updated by Jim Grey: Closed to traffic
Houck Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash and Erie Canal on a pedestrian path in the Wabash and Erie Canal Park
September 9, 2014: New photos
Jefferson Boulevard Bridge (St. Joseph County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over St. Joseph River on Jefferson Boulevard. in South Bend
July 12, 2014: New photo
Kitton Ditch Abandoned Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Kitton Ditch on unbuilt rail line
October 13, 2013: New photos
Guilford Avenue Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over I.W.C. Canal on Guilford Avenue in Indianapolis
September 30, 2013: New photo
Middletown Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Four-span stone arch bridge over Conns Creek on CR 450 South
June 9, 2013: Updated by Jim Grey: Marked as closed due to damage; updated history and build date
Middletown Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Four-span stone arch bridge over Conns Creek on CR 450 South
June 9, 2013: New photos
Montezuma Bridge (Parke County, Indiana)
Six-span through truss bridge over Wabash River on US 36 at Montezuma
March 26, 2013: Photo imported
Casselman River US 40 Bridge (Garrett County, Maryland)
Through truss bridge over Casselman River on US 40 ALT
January 3, 2013: Photo imported
Old Fall Creek Rd. Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Slab bridge over a branch of Fall Creek on Skiles Test Trail (old alignment of Fall Creek Rd)
January 2, 2013: Photo imported
Creek Road Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 350 West (Creek Road) just east of I-65
December 19, 2012: Updated by Jim Grey: Changed to Open to Traffic; noted rehabilitation year.
Davis Ferry Bridge (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Lost Through truss Bridge over East Fork White River on possible old alignment of US 50
October 13, 2012: New photos
White River Meridian Street Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over White River on Meridian Street in Indianapolis
October 9, 2012: New photo
Houck Iron Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 25 East
March 8, 2012: New photo
Eads Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Three-span steel arch bridge over the Mississippi River and N. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. in downtown St. Louis
August 31, 2011: New photo
Cooks Run S Bridge (Guernsey County, Ohio)
Abandoned bridge on Old National Road over Branch of Leatherwood Creek
July 8, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Updated name; expanded description.
Cooks Run S Bridge (Guernsey County, Ohio)
Abandoned bridge on Old National Road over Branch of Leatherwood Creek
June 29, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Added National Road category
Cooks Run S Bridge (Guernsey County, Ohio)
Abandoned bridge on Old National Road over Branch of Leatherwood Creek
June 28, 2011: Added
Salt Fork S Bridge (Guernsey County, Ohio)
Stone arch S bridge on the original alignment of the National Road (US 40)
June 17, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Updated name, noted that it is on the National Register
NS - Main Street Overpass (Franklin County, Ohio)
Steel stringer bridge over Main Street on Norfolk Southern Railroad
June 13, 2011: Added
Scioto River US 33 Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Scioto River on US 33 in Columbus
June 13, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Corrected name - US 33, not OH 33
US62 Scioto River Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Lost seven-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Scioto River on US 62 (Rich Street) in Columbus
June 13, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Bridge no longer exists.
Main Street Bridge (New) (Franklin County, Ohio)
Steel arch bridge over Scioto River on West Main Street
June 13, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Bridge has been opened.
Main Street Bridge (New) (Franklin County, Ohio)
Steel arch bridge over Scioto River on West Main Street
June 13, 2011: New photos
Gratiot Bridge (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Stone arch bridge over Valley Run on National Road (TR 26)
June 9, 2011: New photos
John Carnahen Bridge (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Timber Run on National Road (CR 420)
June 9, 2011: New photos
Salt Fork S Bridge (Guernsey County, Ohio)
Stone arch S bridge on the original alignment of the National Road (US 40)
June 4, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Corrected GPS coordinates and nearest city
CSX - US 40 Overpass (Marion County, Indiana)
Lost concrete arch bridge over US 40 in Indianapolis
June 3, 2011: New photo
Fox Run S Bridge (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Stone arch bridge over Fox Run on the original alignment of the National Road (US 40).
June 1, 2011: New photos
Cassell "S" Bridge (Guernsey County, Ohio)
Stone arch bridge over Peters Creek on National Road
June 1, 2011: New photos
Salt Fork S Bridge (Guernsey County, Ohio)
Stone arch S bridge on the original alignment of the National Road (US 40)
June 1, 2011: New photos
Guilford Avenue Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over I.W.C. Canal on Guilford Avenue in Indianapolis
May 9, 2011: New photo
Byrds Creek Bridge (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
7-span stone arch bridge over dam that impounds Byrds Creek on State Highway 419 in Cumberland Mountain State Park
April 15, 2011: New photos
Flatrock River Bridge (Decatur County, Indiana)
Lost through truss bridge over Flatrock River on US 421 on 575N-600W
March 7, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Corrected GPS coordinates
Flatrock River Bridge (Decatur County, Indiana)
Lost through truss bridge over Flatrock River on US 421 on 575N-600W
March 7, 2011: New photos
Shepard Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Stone arch bridge over Big Creek on Old Michigan Road
February 18, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Corrected year built, added builder.
Guilford Avenue Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over I.W.C. Canal on Guilford Avenue in Indianapolis
January 28, 2011: New photos
Monon Trail - Central Canal Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Pony plate girder bridge over Central Canal on Monon Trail (former Monon Railroad)
January 28, 2011: New photo
Bluff Road Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Slab bridge over Pleasant Run on Bluff Road
January 28, 2011: New photos
Big Walnut Creek US 40 Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over Big Walnut Creek on US 40
October 23, 2010: New photo
Cumberland Covered Bridge 14-27-01 (Grant County, Indiana)
Covered bridge over Mississinewa River on CR 990E in Matthews
October 20, 2010: New photo

Recent Comments 

Posted December 25, 2015

Such a damn, damn shame.

Posted January 18, 2015

Does anybody know why this bridge is slated for demo? My Google-fu is turning up nothing.

Posted January 15, 2015

Per INDOT, this bridge has been closed since 2013.

Posted October 29, 2014

This bridge, and the pedestrian bridge next to it, are now gone and replaced by a new bridge.

Posted September 9, 2014

Got to visit this bridge over the weekend. So nice to see it restored and repurposed. Photos added to the photo section.

Posted October 13, 2013

I visited this 10/12/13. I was exploring as many of the original alignments of State Road 46 as I could find from Terre Haute to about Nashville. My old maps from when SR 46 went into service (1931) show that the highway originally used this road.

Posted October 6, 2013

This bridge is now closed to traffic, thanks to heavy trucks using it.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/10/04/182...

Local officials want to see it restored and the site turned into a park.

Posted September 30, 2013

I just added a photo to the gallery of the bridge showing that the unique "link" railing has been altered. The railing was cut at about street level, a row of concrete blocks was inserted, and the original railing was placed on top of that.

I have to assume this was done to meet some standard for bridge railing height, but it ruined the aesthetic of this unique structure.

Posted August 29, 2013

This bridge is doomed. See the attached memo from INDOT, which reclassifies this bridge as Non-Select. This clears the way for Shelby County to demolish it.

The attachment describes in detail the rationale for this reclassification.

Posted August 15, 2013

This makes me very sad. I remember a few years ago when I explored all the old alignments of US 50 and its predecessors across Indiana. I didn't know this bridge was there until I came upon it and it was one of those "oh wow!!!" moments I live for as a bridge lover.

Posted August 15, 2013

Aieee! How did I miss this? I live nearby and I had no idea.

The Indiana historic bridges program can be subject to horse trading, by which I mean that a Select bridge can go through a process to be classified as Non-Select under some circumstances. I know of a Select bridge in Shelby Co. with a collapsed arch where this is being pursued. I don't know that this is what happened to this bridge here. But I do know that when counties agree to protect select bridges, they can bypass burdensome and expensive federal processes when they want to remove or replace non-select bridges. If Marion County demolished this bridge without first getting it reclassified as Non-Select, they lose the right to bypass those processes.

Posted June 9, 2013

This bridge is currently closed due a failed arch. I've uploaded photos of the damage.

The commissioners in Shelby County want to remove this bridge, which is on a one-lane road with but four or five houses on it. Preservationists are rallying to try to save it.

Posted May 2, 2013

A couple of INDOT photos of the demo. :-(

Posted April 12, 2013

This is awesome! I have searched high and low for a photo of this bridge and it is great to find one here.

I'm president of the Historic Michigan Road Association, which won historic byway status from the state for the road.

Posted January 4, 2013

It'd be nice to see under this bridge, how it's constructed. I live in Indy (waaaaay on the other side of town from this bridge, so I'm not familiar with it) -- the railing on this bridge is typical of those around town I've seen with plates showing 1950s-60s build dates.