WPC: Weathered – Abandoned

‘Weathered’ is the theme for this week’s challenge from the Daily Post. This second post looks at an abandoned section of U.S. 40 in western Indiana. The seamless concrete road is a construction style that lasted only to the early years of the 20th century. This bridge probably dates to the the early 1920s. In 1941 the four-lane highway opened up just south of this bridge and from there the elements took over control of these remaining sections.

(Click on any image to open the gallery!)

See more at the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered!


  1. I can truly appreciate these pictures. There’s something so still and silent about them. If the middle picture was in a frame, I could see myself looking at it all the time because I would be wondering where does the road go. Kind of symbolic like life.

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    1. I got into searching out these abandoned stretches of road from a fellow blogger. I imagine the people that used to travel these roads. This was the main highway between Indianapolis and St. Louis since the 1820s – so many memories linger here.


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