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Norfolk Southern Rockfield Bridge

Photos 

North side with Work crew November 2005

Bridge was destabilized with worries about collapse, work was done to save bridge. Huge air commpressor sitting trackside aiding construction

Photo taken by James Norwood

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BH Photo #136515

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Rock Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway (Norfolk and Western, Wabash Railroads) near Rockfield
Location
Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Once carried the Wabash Cannonball Passenger trains, now part of NS busy Decatur District. Bridge had stability problems in Nov 2005 that led to shoring up with ballast and pilings drove in by a crane.
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 89.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #326 (original number)
Rock Creek Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.65201, -86.55393   (decimal degrees)
40°39'07" N, 86°33'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/537712/4500224 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burrows
Inventory number
BH 42208 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,887)
Built 1882 (137)
Built during 1880s (1,837)
Carroll County, Indiana (94)
Deck girder (5,048)
Girder (9,140)
Have street view (25,415)
Indiana (4,625)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,581)
Open (38,218)
Owned by railroad (11,104)
Plate girder (6,949)
Railroad (14,370)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,373)
Wabash Railroad (554)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2015: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • December 2, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash bridge number and total length
  • July 22, 2010: New Street View added by Jacob P. Bernard
  • April 6, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • April 4, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • James Holzmeier - wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com