Pratt through truss bridge over St. Mary's River on Chicago Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad via lease from CSX Transportation(nee Conrail, Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad)
Replaced, dismantled and saved for possible reuse.
Now removed, with talk of this truss being moved further South near Berne and Geneva to replace a lost span on another GR&I Railroad bridge over Wabash River. That section has been abandoned for many years and may become part of a trail. Current info as of August 18, 2010
Part of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad "Fishing Line" from Cincinatti to Northern Michigan in conjunction with the Pere Marquette Railroad, later part of the Pennsylvania Railroad empire. Formerly used to get from Ft. Wayne to Decatur.
8-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.84873, -84.93575(decimal degrees) 40°50'55" N, 84°56'09" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
USGS topographic map
BH 45027 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
July 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad", "Penn Central Railroad", "Conrail"
August 10, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "St. Mary's River", "Railroad"
December 17, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Pin-connected"
November 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: modified information
August 18, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Added replacement news video link, dates, and current status
April 24, 2010: Added by James Norwood
News report about bridge move with video - Indiana News Channel from August 17, 2010 report showing truss being moved with cranes and new bridge awaiting installation. Truss WILL be moved to Geneva for trail as reported before.