All along the Canal is a series of historic bridges that have been preserved for local traffic to use or moved here from their previous locations for trail use. Everyone loves a unique historic bridge! Take a look from afar, from below, or take a peek over the side from on top. These transportation features give you perfect photo opportunities.
The Red Bridge
See an 1874 Iron Bowstring Pony Arch structure that once sat over Paint Creek east of Camden, Indiana and was restored and brought to the Canal by volunteers in 1999.
See the recreated “kid sized” Pivot Bridge that would swing out of the way for boat traffic.
Stone Arch Bridge
See the 1901 Stone Arch in use today as vehicles pass over while the boat, The Delphi, passes under this arch. It replaced two earlier bridge spans.
Visit the 1913 Pratt Through Truss disassembled and moved here from Putnam County, Indiana now fully restored by volunteers to serve pedestrian trail traffic and connect to downtown Delphi. At one end is Pioneer Village and the other highlights the Little White Church.
Blue Bridge Commons
See the iron Stearns Truss bridge that marks the location of the early paper mills which were powered by diverted canal water. Built in 1905, this “last one known to exist in the US” Sterns Truss was disassembled and moved in 2005 from Pulaski County, Indiana and restored by volunteers. Nearby is the second historic Stone Arch Bridge over the canal—this one that carries a county road.
This Pennsylvania through-truss bridge was built by the Lafayette Bridge Company in 1898. It originally sat over White River in Owen County, Indiana. The bridge was dismantled in 2002, and it now rests over the Hoosier Heartland Highway as part of the Monon High Bridge Trail.
See the Interactive Map!
Get a closer look at Canal Park with our Interactive Map!
Make a reservation to bring your class to the canal for a fun and enriching experience.
Our beautiful and historic trails are OPEN! Learn more about the trails and get some fresh air.
It’s as important as it is a pleasure to learn about those who have come before us and all the brave and impressive things they did which led up to the modern world we live in today. Learn more from the Learning Center on our site, starting with Canal History.
Things to Do
Come one, come all! Whether you have a school group, an event that needs hosting, or you plan on making a day trip, there’s no shortage of fun activities, period architecture, and educational displays to keep you engaged and inspired during your time here.
Weddings & Events
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and magical days of your life. Bring your family and your friends, and we’ll supply the atmosphere to make your big day one to remember with memories and photos full of old-world charm. Contact us to reserve the Chapel and Canal Boat.