Sagamore Parkway bridge demolition

Sagamore Parkway Eastbound Bridge demolition July 12, 2016.

Today, July 12th, 2016, one of the road bridges, over the Wabash River, was demolished, using explosives. This is the latest phase in the reconstruction project, of the bridge carrying the east bound carriageway of Sagamore Parkway, formerly US52, from West Lafayette to Lafayette, Indiana.

River Road, Old State Road 43, which is situated next the Wabash River, and passes under the bridge, has been closed from Monday July 11, 2016, for approximately one month.

Traffic from the east bound bridge has been diverted onto the other, west bound bridge, temporarily. The deck had previously been stripped off of the bridge framework, and the most easterly span was removed, before the framework was demolished, at approximately 9AM, on the 12th. Crews have been given 24 hours to remove the debris from the river.

The east bound bridge is situated south of the west bound bridge, and was constructed in 1936, and is therefore older than the west bound bridge. The two bridges are of completely different designs.

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US 52 Sagamore Parkway Eastbound Wabash River Bridge

This interesting bridge is of Warren Deck Truss construction. It was built in 1936, has a total span of 982 feet, and carries the east bound carriageways of US52, from West Lafayette to Lafayette, across the Wabash River and State Road 43, at Lafayette, in Indiana. http://bridgehunter.com/in/tippecanoe/19010/

As I type this, at the end of May 2016, work is about to begin to remove and replace this old bridge. The structure and superstructure are deemed to be structurally deficient, and also the construction is similar the I35W bridge in Minnesota that collapsed suddenly in August 2007. http://bridgehunter.com/mn/hennepin/mississippi-35w/

The pictures were taken from underneath the bridges, besides State Road 43, May 30th, 2016.

 

GPS: 40.451664, -86.895164

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Farmer’s Institute Cemetery makes a $10,000 restoration investment

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Farmer’s Institute Cemetery Association paid a cemetery restoration company called Stone Huggers to clean, restore, and repair about 50 grave stones.

Source: Farmer’s Institute Cemetery makes a $10,000 restoration investment

2015 Knight of Columbus 5th Annual Charity Car Show

July 11, 2015 – Lafayette, IN 47909. The Knights of Columbus 5th Annual Charity Car Show to benefit Lafayette Central Catholic School Professional Development Fund, will be held at the Central Catholic JR/SR High School, 2410 S 9th St, Lafayette, IN 47909.

Registration opens at 4:00PM, Show and Judging from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, Awards 8:00PM to 8:30PM. $15 registration day of event, additional $5 for additional entries. Dash plaque and t-shirt on registration while supplies last.

For more details contact Coordinator Details: Matt Lewis
Email: lafkofccarshow@yahoo.com
Phone: 765-532-6945

Featuring, 50/50 drawing, Raffle, Great Food and Great DJ , Prize Categories: BEST OF SHOW, BEST PAINT, BEST INTERIOR, CHAPLAINS CHOICE, BISHOPS CHOICE, MAYOR’S CHOICE, STOCK 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 00’s; CUSTOM 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 00’s; SPORT COMPACT, TEEN, SHOW TRUCK, 4X4, WORK IN PROGRESS, PRO-STREET, ANTIQUE, LOW RIDER, TRACTOR

http://www.oldcarsonly.com/page/page/192696.htm
http://www.oldride.com/events/2333128.html

Home Hospital, Lafayette, IN, before demolition

The former Home Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana has been closed. The approximately 20 acre site has been sold to an, Indianapolis based, group of investors, Columbian Park Redevelopment LLC.

The hospital building is due for demolition starting in January of 2013. As I type this, they have started with internal demolition and Asbestos removal. Before the external demolition is started, they plan to erect an 8 foot high security fence around the property.

Before the fence is erected, or the building was demolished, I took the opportunity to get some pictures of it.

These are some of the pictures, taken on January 5th, 2013. I tried to get pictures from most angles around the site. There are 30 in total.


Home Hospital, Lafayette, IN - a set on Flickr

Home Hospital, Lafayette, IN - a set on Flickr

Home Hospital, Lafayette, IN - a set on Flickr

To see the rest of the 30 pictures taken at Home Hospital, Lafayette, IN ( a set on Flickr) CLICK HERE

Work at Home Hospital site to begin before 2012 ends | Journal and Courier | jconline.com

Work at Home Hospital site to begin before 2012 ends | Journal and Courier | jconline.com.

via Work at Home Hospital site to begin before 2012 ends | Journal and Courier | jconline.com.

 

In the new year, demolition of the old Home Hospital, in Lafayette, IN, is due to begin.

 

It looks like this will be a good photo opportunity, to get pictures before it goes forever.

 

I guess I have a mission over the Christmas period …