Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Riley Suspension Bridge

Planning our most recent trip to Indiana late this August, I ran across an interesting site I had never visited, the Riley Suspension Bridge.
The bridge spans Deer Creek in Delphi, named for the Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley, and is at least the fourth suspension bridge at this site. Three previous bridges were built in 1911, 1988 and 1998 and were all destroyed by floods.
Supports for one of the previous bridges can still be seen nearby.
The land for the Riley Park Annex, where the suspension bridge is located, was donated by E.W. Bowen and his wife in 1930.
The park also features ball diamonds, playgrounds, basketball courts and picnic shelters.

Riley Suspension Bridge
S. Washington Street to Riley Park Drive
Delphi, IN 46923

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