Old brick road

Old State Road 46
Nikon F2AS, 50mm f/2 AI Nikkor
Fujifilm Fujicolor 200

State Road 46 stretches across Indiana from Terre Haute to almost Ohio, east to west across south-central Indiana.

At one time, SR 46 extended through Terre Haute all the way to the Illinois state line. It ran through Terre Haute along a series of what are now city streets.

The road was truncated to Terre Haute’s eastern edge long before Interstate 70 was built through the south side of town. That new highway cut across State Road 46’s original path just south of town, slicing the old highway in two.

A little segment of old State Road 46 north of I-70 is this brick road, left intact even though it goes nowhere because it serves two businesses. This photo faces north. To follow old 46, veer left at the first stop sign. Then at the second stop sign, take a slight right to where the red car is in the photo.

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single frame: Old State Road 46

A short segment of old brick highway south of Terre Haute, Indiana.


8 thoughts on “single frame: Old State Road 46

    • Yeah, that’s my old Ford. Sold it a couple years ago finally. It was a great little road warrior. And yellow is a fairly common fire hydrant color here.

  1. Cameron Miller says:

    Careful, Jim, don’t look now, but you have a little brick showing on the south side of your interstate, too. It’s hard to see, but it’s there. Probably, no one will even notice it. (Sorry, I’ll bet you already knew it was there, didn’t you?)

    • zOMG you’re right. I drove over there that day looking for any brick remnant and didn’t see that! But there it is on Street View plain as day.

    • Yeah, originally 46 followed Riley Rd. to Davis Dr. then west to Houseman St. then north from there, through where 70 is now, to 25th. I think but am not certain it followed 25th to Poplar to 7th to Wabash. From there I’m sure it then crossed the river and picked up what is now US 150 to Illinois. I think but am not certain that 150 used to follow the right road at that fork where old 40 curves south, and followed Paris Ave. to 3rd St. in West T and then 3rd St. north.

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