The Wabash and Erie Canal - Historic Bridges | Delphi, Indiana

Historic Bridges

Historic Bridges

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.

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the wabash and erie canal has bridges for you to explore

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.

walk along our recreated pivot bridge

Pivot Bridge

See the recreated “kid sized” Pivot Bridge that would swing out of the way for boat traffic.

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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.

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Gray Bridge

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.

see the last iron stearns truss bridge to exist in the us

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.

view the freedom ridge bride a part of the monon high bridge trail

Freedom Ridge

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.

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See the Interactive Map!

Get a closer look at Canal Park with our Interactive Map!

Group Tours

Group Tours

Reserve a time to bring your group, friends, or family down to the canal for learning and fun!
School Tours

School Tours

Make a reservation to bring your class to the canal for a fun and enriching experience.

COVID Announcement

COVID Announcement

Please read the announcement from the Canal Association’s Board.

Trails

Trails

Our beautiful and historic trails are OPEN! Learn more about the trails and get some fresh air.

Education

Education

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

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

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.

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