Rating:
2 votes

Zionsville Rail Trail - Eagle Creek Bridge

Photo 

side view

Photo taken by phj73 via Panoramio

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #167948

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

This bridge is part of the Zionsville Indiana Rail Trail. It has 5 picnic tables situated on a redesigned deck area.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Eagle Creek on Formerly Penn Central Railroad(nee New York Central, others)
Location
Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana
Status
In Use with Zionsville Rail Trail.
History
Built 1919
Builder
- A.J. Yawger Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Railroads
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 273.0 ft.
Also called
NYC - Eagle Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94000, -86.26525   (decimal degrees)
39°56'24" N, 86°15'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/562773/4421356 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zionsville
Elevation
62.5 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45522 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added build date and builder
  • September 6, 2017: New Street View added by Dave King
  • November 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Railroad"
  • April 23, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Took abandoned out of status
  • April 23, 2011: Updated by Steven J. Suiter: Part of Rail Trail.
  • June 21, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

Comments 

New York Central Railroad Eagle Creek bridge
Posted June 1, 2011, by Greg Leary (galeary [at] att [dot] net)

Neat bridge, I have always wondered what the empty box structure is on the southeastern (upstream) side of the bridge.

New York Central Railroad Eagle Creek bridge
Posted April 26, 2011, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This sure is a neat massive concrete arch railroad bridge. Quite another type of bridge for trail use.

New York Central Railroad Eagle Creek bridge
Posted April 23, 2011, by Steven J. Suiter (sjsuiter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Zionsville Rail Trail has a picnic area on top of this bridge. It is the Southern Terminus of the trail at the moment, not sure if they plan to extend the trail beyond or not.