Old National Road Bridge

This is the third old National Road (U.S. 40) Bridge I have visited between Indianapolis and the Illinois State Line. Like the first two, this bridge is a two-lane relic left after the four-lane highway construction project. This bridge crosses Big Walnut Creek just west of Reelsville, Indiana. The four-lane highway construction bypassing the bridge occurred in 1941 in this area. The bridge probably dates back to at least the 1920s. The road accessing the bridge seems more narrow than the other abandoned sections I have seen. Even back then it would be a tight fit for two vehicles.

And yes, we drove across the bridge on the full length of the abandoned stretch of road. It looks like three houses still use this road for access.

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