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Central Canal
The central canal was built in 1822 and created Broad Ripple. The canal runs eight miles to downtown Indianapolis and supplies 60% of the drinking water for the city.

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Monon Bridge over canal for trail

College Avenue bridge over canal

Central Canal History
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Central Canal But Were Afraid To Ask
a series of articles from the Broad Ripple Gazette