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CSX I-65 Overpass

Photos 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over I-65 on Conrail
Location
Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1949; Replaced 2012
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 46.9 ft.
Total length: 143.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.03833, -86.48000   (decimal degrees)
40°02'18" N, 86°28'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/544362/4432141 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lebanon
Inventory numbers
INNBI 037190 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 58169 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 16, 2019: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • September 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Noted replacement
  • September 24, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

CSX I-65 Overpass
Posted June 17, 2019, by Luke

One NBI dataset gives 1959 as a build date. Another gives 1949, which seems far more likely.

CSX I-65 Overpass
Posted June 17, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It utilized the roadway of US 52 at this location.

CSX I-65 Overpass
Posted June 17, 2019, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Jeff-The Bridge is certainly older than I-65 as it has passages for pedestrians. The Interstate highway requirements were that pedestrians must be excluded so this was a leftover from an earlier road.

CSX I-65 Overpass
Posted June 16, 2019, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Trucks used to get stuck under this bridge, esp. before INDOT lowered the road to increase clearance.

I would have thought that this bridge was older than 1959, because of the Art Deco features.

CSX I-65 Overpass
Posted September 25, 2013, by Bruce Bridges (railfan727 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge no longer exists. It was removed and replaced with a modern steel pony plate girder last year when I-65 was widened from two to three lanes in each direction.