The historic 30th Street Bridge over the White River is closed. The good news: This historic bridge is receiving a $15.1 million improvement and rehabilitation! The not as good news: It will take a couple years.

But, don’t worry! You can still make it to our office on the White River!

Until fall of 2024, the closure of 30th Street Bridge will cause commuters to find another way to their destinations.

DPW lists the following detours for vehicular commuters:

Westbound vehicular traffic will follow a detour using West 29th Street; Dr. ML King Jr. Street; West 38th Street; Kessler Boulevard W. Drive and West 30th Street.

Eastbound traffic will use West 30th Street; Kessler Boulevard W. Drive; 38th Street; Dr. ML King Jr. St; West 30th Street. Access to Riverside High School will be available using White River Pkwy E Drive.

And the following detours for cyclists:

Bicyclists traveling westbound should follow the White River Greenway along White River Parkway East Drive south to 16th Street, crossing at the 16th Street bridge using temporary bike lanes and travel north along existing bike lanes on Lafayette Road and Cold Spring Road to 30th Street.

Eastbound bicycle traffic will follow existing bike lanes on Cold Spring Road and Lafayette Road to reach 16th Street, cross the bridge on temporary bike lanes and follow the White River Greenway north to reconnect with 30th Street.

But Google Maps should do the trick as well.

If you would like a front row seat for this historic rehabilitation, join us on our patio sometime before 2024! We will continue to host fun and thought provoking events – including our month party for the parks – For the Love of Parks!

From Indianapolis Department of Public Works:

When complete, the historic 30th Street bridge will feature a reinforced concrete arch, rehabilitated limestone bridge walls and a new railing separating pedestrians from traffic. Other enhancements include rehabilitated pavement, new curbs and ADA-compliant ramps and sidewalks. Existing lighting will be replaced with historically appropriate globe fixtures to remain in compliance with the bridge’s National Register of Historic Places listing.

The 30th Street Bridge was built in 1907 and rehabilitated in 1979.

For the Love of Parks

For the Love of Parks will take place all month long at various business throughout the city! Take a look at the calendar to see where you can eat, drink, shop, and party to support parks!