Paved trail next to row of trees with sign for River Bluff Trail


Section of River Bluff Trail to be closed to the public through Dec. 8, 2021

Last Updated on May 14, 2022 by Logansport Memorial Hospital and Logansport Municipal Utilities

A section of the River Bluff Trail along the north side of the Eel River in Logansport will be temporarily closed to
the public due to two low-head dams (wiers) being removed and the ongoing demolition of the old electric
generating plant.

The recent rain has delayed the project, but on Monday, November 8, Logansport Municipal Utilities (LMU) will
be bringing in large equipment to remove the weirs and the old coal conveyor that runs above the waters from
the south side of the river to the north side. Work was originally scheduled to begin on Oct. 13.

The trail, located on the north side and owned by the Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation, will be closed
off from the Cole Bridge to the Michigan Ave entrance.

The Eel River Run trail will still be accessible.

“Closing this part of the River Bluff Trail is to keep community members as safe as possible during this project,”
comments Vicki Byrd, Vice-President of Planning and Development at Logansport Memorial Hospital. “We ask
that anyone using the River Bluff Trail during this time please be respectful of the barriers in place, so that LMU
can complete this project safely and successfully.”

The closed section of River Bluff Trail is scheduled to be reopened by December 8, 2021.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Memorial Hospital and Logansport Municipal Utilities. This information was originally posted on Oct. 11.