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FT. W&WV - Rock Creek Bridge

Photo 

Postcard

Circa 1900

Photo courtesy of Carroll County Historical Museum

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BH Photo #238225

Map 

Description 

Built for the interurban line that went from Ft. Wayne to Lafayette that went out of business in 1930's. Most of the line's ROW is still open and runs beside the Norfolk Southern Railroad (Wabash RR) from Logansport to Lafayette.

Link to photo at Carroll County Historical Museum site 

Written by James Norwood

http://www.carrollcountymuseum.org/photo/item.php?in=101202
Looks like it was taken from the former Wabash Railroad bridge North side approach that is still there today and used by Norfolk Southern Railroad. Somewhat visible when travelling Indiana 25 if you look under the NS bridge and look for the green utility pipes that are part of the old bridge abutments that remain today.

Facts 

Overview
Lost deck girder bridge over Rock Creek on former Ft. Wayne and Wabash Valley Traction northeast of Rockfield
Location
Rockfield, Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Demolished
Builder
- Lafayette Engineering Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Railroads
- Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Co. (FtW&WV)
- Interurban
- Lafayette & Logansport Traction Co. (L&L)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.65180, -86.55388   (decimal degrees)
40°39'06" N, 86°33'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/537715/4500200 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burrows
Inventory number
BH 42345 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added category "railroad"
  • April 14, 2009: Essay added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Jacob P. Bernard