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Market Street Indiana 25 Bridge


North side with flooded Eel River

TP&W railroad bridge can partially be seen behind this bridge

Photo taken by James Norwood


BH Photo #136718

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Four-span concrete arch bridge over Eel River on IN 25 in Logansport
Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1930; rehabilitated 1986. Replaced earlier Through Truss bridge at this location that had Logansport Street Railways trackage as well crossing in the middle of lanes.
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 436.6 ft.
Deck width: 39.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
State Highway Bridge 4178
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75167, -86.37194   (decimal degrees)
40°45'06" N, 86°22'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/553018/4511380 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 006000 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 37 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 31, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: Replaced in 2019; INDOT Des. No. 1173393
  • May 14, 2012: Updated by James Norwood: added possible replacent notice in local newspaper
  • October 27, 2010: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 12, 2009: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 9, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 7, 2009: New photo from James Norwood

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Posted March 24, 2018, by James Norwood (Jdrjeep [at] icloud [dot] com)

Replacement is set to be bid on this spring 2018 with hopes construction might begin by fall 2018. Total replacement is planned.

Market Street Bridge
Posted May 14, 2012, by James Norwood

Discussion in local Logansport Newspaper about possibly replacing this bridge. Here is the link http://pharostribune.com/local/x2089091886/Replacement-plan

May 14, 2012

Replacement plan

INDOT ‘generally agreed’ to new Market Street bridge

by Jason M. Rodriguez Pharos-Tribune

The nearly 100-year-old Market Street bridge over the Eel River in Logansport may be completely replaced by the Indiana Department of Transportation as part of a Hoosier Heartland Highway land swap.

Cass County will inherit four bridges from the state and the state will take three bridges from the county that are on a new route for Ind. 25 through Logansport.

Among the bridges inherited by the county is the Market Street bridge, with an estimated $6 million replacement cost.

The state has vowed to either replace or repair the bridges going to the county, and the latest talks have included the state offering to replace that bridge, said Cass County Highway Superintendent Jeff Smith.

“The last discussion we had that was, I won’t say set in stone, but it was generally agreed that that bridge would be replaced by INDOT,” Smith said. “That’s what we were left with in our last discussion.”

But Smith said that discussion was a while ago and several personnel changes at the LaPorte district office has stalled some of the conversations.

“We’ve been trying to get some more information out of INDOT on that, and so far we’ve come up empty,” Smith said.

The state and county have until next month to hash out the agreement, state officials have said.

Matt Deitchley, spokesman for the LaPorte district office, said there is no official offer on the table, so he couldn’t elaborate on details of negotiations.

“To my understanding, it looks like the talks are still ongoing,” he said. “Nothing has officially been offered.”

The state is required to maintain ownership of no more than a certain number of miles of roadway. To maintain that number, it relinquishes ownership to local government entities in exchange for the land it needs for various projects. It also gives the local governments a cash payout to assist in the maintenance of the roads, or bridges in this case.

The bridges the county will inherit in the deal are two carrying the current route of Ind. 25 over Goose Creek and Whipperman Ditch, one taking Cicott Street over the Wabash River and the fourth carrying Market Street.

The county, in turn, will relinquish ownership of a bridge on Burlington Avenue south of Biddle Street and the two bridges north and south of Biddle's Island.

Beside the Market Street bridge, the remaining three structure the county would inherit have an estimated repair and replacement cost of about $10 million in the next decade.

In December, the state worked out a land relinquishment deal with the city of Logansport where the city accepted nearly two miles of state road for $3.5 million, which is what it costs the state, over 10 years, to maintain that road.

As for the county relinquishment, the timing of when the Market Street bridge would be closed off for replacement, if the deal goes through, is also something that is up in the air.

“We don’t know the timeline on that,” Smith said, “if it would happen before the rest of it occurs or if they would relinquish with that understanding that the bridge would be done at some point after that.”

• Jason M. Rodriguez is news editor of the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5117 or jason.rodriguez@pharostribune.com.

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