Jim Grey

About Me 

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

I'm just an ordinary guy.

Recent Updates 

PRR - Foote Street Overpass (Wayne County, Indiana)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Foote Street on Pennsylvania Railroad
August 28, 2018: New photos
CN - South Bend Bridge (St. Joseph County, Indiana)
Bridge over St Joseph River and Northside Blvd. on Grand Trunk Western railroad
August 8, 2018: Added
Twyckenham Drive Bridge (St. Joseph County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over St. Joseph River on Twyckenham Drive in South Bend
August 8, 2018: New photos
Shepard Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Stone arch bridge over Big Creek on Old Michigan Road
August 2, 2018: New photo
CSX - CR 1000 N overpass (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over E CR 1000 N on CSX railroad
July 15, 2018: New Street View added
CSX - CR 1000 N overpass (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over E CR 1000 N on CSX railroad
July 14, 2018: Added
CSX - Ellicott City Bridge (Howard County, Maryland)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Main Street on CSX Railroad
June 17, 2018: New photo
Peace Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Steel arch and through truss bridge over Niagara River & Black Rock Canal in Buffalo
March 19, 2018: New photo
Bluff Road Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Slab bridge over Pleasant Run on Bluff Road
November 4, 2017: New photos
Indian Creek Old IN 37 Bridge (Morgan County, Indiana)
Pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on Old IN 37
October 31, 2017: New photos
Central Canal Illinois Street Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over I.W.C. Canal on Illinois Street in Indianapolis
August 14, 2017: Photo imported
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
US33 Scioto River 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

Recent Comments 

Posted August 8, 2018

That's right - "twi-ken-ham." And they did replace the railings in the renovation with ones that are more sympathetic to the design!

Posted July 23, 2018

This article from the 29 Jun 1901 Indianapolis News confirms that there were twin bridges here, and that a new bridge would be built to replace them both. The drawing doesn't much resemble the bridge that got built.

Posted July 22, 2018

Continuing to research this, I found this site with photos of the Washington St. bridge as it was on the day of the 1913 flood. It is clearly not a wooden covered bridge.

http://nationalcalamityeaster1913flood.blogspot.com/2016/04/...

Posted July 22, 2018

I find evidence that there were two bridges here at once: one that followed the old National Road alignment and another that followed the Washington St. alignment. The two map excerpts, from 1889 and 1903 (respectively, below), show it. I also found an 1852 map of Indiana, with an Indianapolis inset, at the Library of Congress that shows only one bridge, on the National Road alignment.

Does anybody have greater knowledge or research to share on this?

Posted July 17, 2018
Posted December 4, 2017

The sad carnage. Photos from the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

Posted August 14, 2017

Very helpful; thanks guys!

Posted August 13, 2017

Is that 1946 date correct? Per Wikipedia, that's the year Luten died, at age 76. Was he really working right up to the end?

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.